Gravitas by Naughton & Wilson
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Gravitas is a popular perfume by Naughton & Wilson for men and was released in 2020. The scent is spicy-fougère. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

John Stephen

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot Mandarin orangeMandarin orange LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesCorianderCoriander CardamomCardamom PepperPepper
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli OakmossOakmoss AmbergrisAmbergris VanillaVanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.237 Ratings

Longevity

7.035 Ratings

Sillage

6.535 Ratings

Bottle

8.340 Ratings

Value for money

7.115 Ratings
Submitted by Profumosam, last update on 11.07.2022.
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9
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7
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7
Sillage
10
Bottle
49424

15 Reviews
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A stunning gentlemanly creation
The more I use Gravitas the more I love it! A bright and citrusy sweet opening leads to a cardamom heart, which could be perceived as a nod to MDCI's Invasion Barbare. However, the journey does not end there. The dry-down gives way to very pleasant vanillic notes supported by hints of patchouli and oak moss. I don’t usually go for vanilla, but the way it is blended in Gravitas gives a refined, classic feel reminiscent of the discontinued Arpège pour Homme by Lanvin, without the slight incensy harshness. Projection and sillage here are unassuming, and longevity is average, so it does not qualify as a powerhouse. However, more mature, elegant gentlemen will appreciate this very sophisticated, subtle creation. Nice one, Dan! I personally feel it will be better suited to the cooler months, so it has become my new go-to for autumn/winter. Oh, and the bottle is beautiful!
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Smunitz

24 Reviews
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Good stuff!
This is Creed Viking meets Bois du Portugal, in a nut shell.
It is very spicy fresh in the opening and very vanillic-lavender-patchouli heavy in the dry down. Very high quality, very long lasting, very mature gentlemanly. If all the above appeals to you, blind buy it! :)
From niche side, Ani by Nishane and Danger by Roja have similar vibe (not the same smell).
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7
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7
Bottle
Landshark321

297 Reviews
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A modern classic, well-priced, very welcome in anyone's collection
After fortunately finding a decant from a fragcomm friend in the US, this is my very first wearing of Naughton & Wilson Gravitas Pour Homme. After seeing the largely positive reviews for months now and slowly building up the desire to try what has been hailed as a classic-meets-modern masculine mix, I’m happy to finally smell it. It immediately lives up to the hype, its mix of lavender, citruses, coriander, cardamom, pepper, patchouli, oakmoss, ambergris, and vanilla fostering a modern classic men’s signature scent that feels balanced and tidy, but quite interesting with its own twists.

It’s fresh, floral, spicy, with slightly sweet and woody undertones, very much as the note breakdown suggests, with the lavender/oakmoss fougere formula in play and a handful of spices (coriander cardamom, pepper) in the heart providing a lot of the life after the initial burst of lavender. It comes off very spicy out of the bottle but is palpably more balanced on skin, with some of the sweetness coming out especially after a few hours.

Overall, Gravitas is lovely, a traditional fougere concept rendered modernly sweet and balanced, its sharp and spicy tones balanced by a more subdued dry down. This is a great achievement, a very nice entry, and a very good performer.

Also, its pricing is very reasonable for a niche/independent release, at £90 (rough $116) for 100ml, though I’m not yet sure of the shipping costs to the US. Still, this is a welcome price for a niche/independent release nowadays, especially considering that it performs well.

This is definitely a recommended try for all men, as it has versatility, value, and performance, with familiarity but not so much to reel redundant. And I imagine some women could be very comfortable wearing it, as well.

Bravo to Dan on this release—I look forward to obtaining a bottle and seeing what else comes from Naughton & Wilson.

8 out of 10

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Top Review    15  
A little more gravitas, please.
First of all, a huge thank you to FRAGranTIC, who generously raffled samples of this now really brand new fragrance among the perfumers and would have deserved much more feedback. This way I was able to get this long awaited new release in a short time and I was able to see for myself
YouTuber scents are a thing of their own. Especially Jeremy Fragrance has helped this special niche fragrance niche to break through with "Office" and "Date", and although his releases will probably remain a matter of taste (and for me, for example, have become much too smooth mainstream), his example has set a precedent and in the future we will have to prepare ourselves for many more creations of well-known influencers. The British YouTuber Dan Naughton alias Mr. Smelly is no exception and last year he quickly raised enough money through a kickstarter campaign to secure the cooperation of the real English classic nose John Stephen - and so "Gravitas pour Homme" was the first fragrance collaboration of Naughton & Wilson.

Now, of course, Mr. Smelly is no Jeremy and could not be further removed from his exalted, overexcited nature. His unagitated reviews have their hands and feet, and anyone who has followed him closely in the past will have noticed that his preference is for the classic 19th and early 20th century gentleman's fragrance. And so "Gravitas" could certainly be expected to be a counter-design to both the strained modern shower gel aquatic system and the currently rampant gourmand glut. Accordingly, Naughton's vision does indeed fit in seamlessly with the retro wave that has regained strength this year - and as a result suddenly no longer seems so unique.

One would like to wish "Gravitas pour Homme" only the best, not only because of its dedicated makers. That starts with the packaging: A high-quality bottle, a heavy golden cap, a noble label and an awe-inspiring coat of arms clearly indicate the direction of the fragrance and will certainly secure it a place of honour on the shelves of many collectors. Well deserved, and here Mr. Smelly is already fulfilling his promise. But in the end it all depends on what "Gravitas pour Homme" can do, as soon as you let the beast out of the bottle - and we'll get to that now.

The prelude starts promisingly, though not particularly exciting for the expected Fougere scent: Of course, bergamot and especially lavender first make their way into the delighted olfactory organ, and here Stephens has cleverly tricked - by giving way to a very fresh tangerine (which could also be a lime in this sense), he creates a greater drop height, because "Gravitas" unexpectedly starts quickly and freshly and almost starts to foam a little. That's great, also a bit different, and in the first moment especially unusually fruity sweet for a gentleman's water. Pretty, but of course such a composition doesn't have a too long shelf life due to chemical reasons, and that's why the citric cheerful cry of cheer goes to sleep relatively quickly near the skin and sends a powdery cloud as a substitute, in which pepper dominates mainly. Coriander timidly appears as a supplement, the cardamom, which is also listed, remains shyly in the background. At this stage, one can actually guess the slight similarity to "Dior Homme Intense" mentioned below, although the office classic naturally focuses its attention on a completely different course. "Gravitas" quickly fades out the sweetness and then beds down for a night's rest on a bed of oak moss and a very delicate patchouli touch, which is fitting for a fougere, yet also completely unspectacular. Soon it becomes calm on the skin. Almost too quiet.

Yeah. I would have loved "Gravitas pour Homme" more unconditionally, because the direction Mr. Smelly is taking with his creation here naturally appeals to me more than many other attempts in recent times. Moreover, the presentation alone demands a lot of respect, and I believe that "Gravitas" has a real chance in the crowded market. Just not with me. For a whole bottle, what is delivered here is simply not enough for me. Surely this has to do with increased expectations, but if I want Fougere with a modern twist, I resort to Tom Ford's far more successful "Beau de Jour", which also doesn't reinvent the wheel, but serves the real spiciness of this genre much more courageously, even at the risk of being mocked as old school. If I want classics, then there's still Houbigant's Original, Penhaligon's "Sartorial" or even Creed's Portuguese grove to choose from. By the way, all these fragrances have in common that they last longer and project more strongly than "Gravitas pour Homme", which is all the more disappointing because this is actually supposed to be an Extrait de Parfum. If Mr. Smelly hadn't printed that on the bottle, I wouldn't have believed it. So it's a shame to have a great idea and a successful opening surprise that almost completely loses its identity in far too short a time. It may be that this is the famous British understatement, but a fragrance that suits me, a second skin, I would like to be able to enjoy for longer than just a fleeting moment. It's a pity that in the last moment the courage was missing.

It is a particular irony: what "Gravitas pour Homme" needs most urgently is a little more gravitas. In the meantime, I'm still eagerly waiting for the second litter of Dan Naughton and John Stephen and hope that the likeable duo will learn from their experiences. It is still to be wished them...
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Helpful Review    7  
The first Fougere acquaintance
Thankfully, I received a sample from Parfuma Fragrantic, which had raffled off samples. I'm actually more into leather and the like. Laid out respectively my collection and so I was curious.

At first, the bergamot seems to take hold, it starts off harsh, only to become sweet directly afterwards. For some moments even extremely sweet, that would have been almost too much for me. Must be the lavender that sounds more extreme through the mandarin.
This decreases and changes into a sweetness that remains constantly present. Subliminally, the oak moss seems to provide a forest coolness. It should have been more of that.

In general, this is a beautiful, sweet, linear and fragrant scent, and anyone who tends in this direction will certainly be able to access it. I myself am indeed the wrong addressee, but now I have got a better idea of the direction Fougere. Such scents only harsher and cooler, I can personally imagine that. In this respect, another thank you for letting me test this perfume!
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RisingChaosRisingChaos 1 month ago
9
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7
Longevity
6
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Lavender-heavy fougere with little touches of everything else: cardamom + coriander, citrus, moss + vanilla. Modern and sweeter than most.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Citruses, lavander, cardamom, patchouli in the top/middle and oakmoss, vanilla in the drydown. Classy, smooth, creamy, spicy barbershop.
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