Ah, another day and another fragrance to pass my nose over. This is the fourth post in a row in which I’ve discussed new ones and if you’re not a fragrance fan I must warn you there are even more to come. You can blame the run up to Christmas, of course, with a raft of new fragrances hitting the shelves in time for the the festive season.
So today’s offering, launching nationwide this month after an exclusive few months at Harrods, is Salvatore Ferragamo’s Attimo Pour Homme – described as a ‘fresh and sensual woody oriental’ fragrance and featuring notes of cardamon, marjoram, saffron and mandarin, with a dry down of patchouli and vetiver and white musk. On paper this sounds all very well, the chunky bottle’s lovely and the cardboard packaging is ecologically certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, but the fragrance itself is, well, a bit nondescript, sweet and fruity rather than spicy and well, a bit generic. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not offensive but it simply reminds me of so many other men’s launches out there and whilst there might be safety in numbers there’s really no honour either is there?
Attimo Pour Homme is available now, priced £47 for 60 ml eau de toilette.