Vendetta pour Homme 1991 Eau de Toilette

Vendetta pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Valentino
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Vendetta pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Valentino for men and was released in 1991. The scent is spicy-woody. It was last marketed by Parfums International.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLavenderLavender NeroliNeroli VervainVervain
Heart Notes Heart NotesCloveClove Bay rumBay rum GeraniumGeranium JasmineJasmine
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli OakmossOakmoss LabdanumLabdanum

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8.063 Ratings

Longevity

8.051 Ratings

Sillage

7.549 Ratings

Bottle

7.858 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 24.04.2022.
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manlyscents

27 Reviews
manlyscents
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Doesn't live up to its tough name
The bottle is a work of art.
The name Vendetta conjures up visions of Mafia executions.
...So what is the first masculine fragrance from the house of Valentino like?

Despite the name, there's nothing edgy or dangerous here - it's actually quite light. Vendetta opens with a remarkable aldehydic blast of bergamot, basil, and coriander, and that lingers for quite a while. A smooth, warm cinnamon note appears soon after. The dry-down is equal parts cinnamon, patchouli, oakmoss, and leather... Basically Valentino played it safe, making a lighter, more refined version of Halston Z-14 which by then had already been around for 2 decades.

Projection and longevity are moderate, so naturally I spray the bejeezus out of it. This aromatic is light enough to use on hot Mediterranean Summer nights.

Masculinity Level: It doesn't live up to its tough name. More like Michael Caine in Alfie, than Get Carter.
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Zinobvlgari
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Aphrodisiac, glowing red sunset on the vibrating horizon
Almost identical, almost, ... to Halston Z-14...
Vendetta continues to simmer and bubble subliminally, this is racy, makes me all rattig. Wow, happens to me rarely, that a fragrance accompanies me so long and so intense inside. Since all the fragrance bells ring constantly, "...I have to have, I have to have, will still quite crazy about it!"
Especially this clove, sweetly pickled in rum and patchouli and a touch of cinnamon over it, is like Christmas and a hot erotic summer night in the South of the 80s at the same time.
No way! Santa Claus, uh, so Klaus and Sophia Loren together?
Yay!
With whom has Halston Z-14 done it, that there is such a hot fruit came out with it?
If I would call a perfume without aphrodisiacs, then Vendetta pour Homme by Edouard Fléchier anno 1991.
Monsieur Fléchier came straight from Creation Montana d'Homme in 1989, and from it he kindled the fire of Vendetta in 1991, coming to rest with Havana in 1996. The affinities are unmistakable. Cinnamon and hot exotic spice runs like a thread through all 3 Parfum Elexire. Truly, they are. Eternal classics, like glowing red sunsets on the vibrating horizon.
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WildGardener

302 Reviews
WildGardener
WildGardener
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Grudge Match
It sometimes happens, when a perfume idea gets adopted (I won't say plagiarised) it thrives better in it's new home. Herein is such a case. After a five year delay, the sour and robust amber of KL Homme turned up again as Vendetta pour Homme.
With amber being a pretty basic structure (and these two are pretty basic ambers) it wouldn't be so remarkable to find some points in common. But here, the shapes are so close together it is something to remark on.
There are differences of course, Vendetta is clearer in expression, it's lighter - with more poise, and less bitter. Vendetta is more coumarin–woody in the base and KL is heavy and sour, and has more vanillin.
My suspicion is either Eduard Fléchier took an off-the-shelf formula and lightened it up, or Vendetta was a post-facto variant of KL. Either way Vendetta is the better.
Overall they are very similar, but the big and subtle difference is, this one lets you breathe.
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Ursus
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Vendette for summer
Long time ago when this Valentino was on the shelf. Long ago and short, now wants to say nothing wrong but max. 3 years long, if not 2, you could just buy it in the store. He was quickly hired and forgotten,
My first Valentino. And for me the best, Today it is simply a vintage, built on balsamic notes.
Winter is not its season: the moss, leather and cinnamon are flattened by the cold and cannot develop. And then there's this special note in it, which I romantically smell more on others than on myself: The scent of tanned skin! Sweet and balmy.
Valentino Vendetta , elegant, self-confident, with a lot of charm.
He didn't have an easy game then: Cool Water, CK, Fahrenheit, but today, today he served his revenge cold.
Short on durability: together with the AS, loose 10 hours
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
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Dark & gentle
Valentino Vendetta pour Homme is a sophisticated leather fougère with an aromatic citrus-floral heart, more or less of the same league of Dior’s Jules and Ted Lapidus pour Homme, but slightly more floral and resinous, and also both smokier on one side, and fresher on the other. A sophisticated dark gem with a really refined feel of smoky sweat and austere “manliness”, yet not overly dry or “gloomy”, rather showing a really pleasant gentler side. Flechier composed this, and you can smell that; Vendetta pour Homme falls definitely on the classy, elegant, mature, “luxury” side - so don’t think of any younger, bolder (and tackier, most of the times) powerhouses. The blend is intense, but not loud or heavy – actually it is way more discreet than most of similar old-school leathers. Flechier was able to infuse a bright, discreet feel which really elevates the quality of Vendetta. Mature stuff which could have been easily a Chanel or a Dior, just with an Italian added value – the smoky-leathery dark “austerity” of other Italian fragrances of that unsurpassed golden era (Krizia, Moschino etc.). Nothing groundbreaking, but a mandatory stop for all fans of the genre.

7,5-8/10
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Drseid

818 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Has Vintage Halston Z-14 Found A Twin?...
Vendetta pour Homme opens with a slightly sparkling aldehyde-laced bergamot and basil citric/herbal tandem before quickly transitioning to its heart phase. In the early heart the bergamot and bail remain but are now joined by a supporting oakmoss note rising from the base along with cinnamon and clove spice that come off as an almost refined gingery vibe. As the heart phase progresses, the clove increases in intensity and becomes the focal point of the scent as it is now joined by an emerging cedar note that plays the part of co-star. During the late dry-down the fragrance turns just slightly leathery as the clove recedes to a degree (but never completely dissipates). Projection is average and longevity very good at about 10 hours on skin.

Vendetta pour Homme has been compared by some to vintage Halston Z-14, and I can definitely see the comparison early-on. Vendetta pour Homme is more refined and formal while changing gears completely once you get to the mid-heart, but certainly the two have many similarities and that is a good thing in my book. The cedar note that emerges in the mid-heart is a perfect companion to the starring clove and the two just plain work. I should also remark on the underlying oakmoss backbone that never calls attention to itself, but plays a critical role in holding everything together. It is this kind of composition that reminds me all too well of what many modern day fragrances are lacking by IFRA restrictions on the ingredient. I encourage anyone who enjoys fragrances like Halston Z-14 to seek out this 4 to 4.5 star out of 5 "excellent" rated discontinued gem tout de suite!

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