Vendetta pour Homme (1991) Eau de Toilette

Vendetta pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Valentino
Bottle Design: Serge Mansau
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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. The longevity is above-average. It was last marketed by Parfums International.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLavender, Neroli, Verbena
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Bay rum, Geranium, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Oakmoss, Labdanum

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Scent

7.9 (52 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (43 Ratings)

Sillage

7.5 (42 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (50 Ratings)
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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

671 Reviews
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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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