Soprani Uomo fragrance notes

  • Head

    • Green Note, Basil, Cumin, Bergamot, Galbanum
  • Heart

    • Fir, Thyme, Lavender, Rose, Carnation
  • Base

    • Patchouli, Oakmoss, Amber, Musk, Labdanum, Olibanum, Leather

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Although it's from 1988, it's by no means "dated", Ok, this will smell dated for you if the reference point is today's current offering of mass marketed, blend fragrances that fill any department store. Soprani Uomo has very similar vibe to several fragrances i own with it's green and woody composition (Tsar, Jaguar). However, Soprani Uomo is not an exact clone of those fragrances, it's more like it shares a little from each of them. It's a simple fresh and spicy scent. Everything is gentle, nothing screaming.

There are fresh greens here, spicy greens, even "tingling" greens-the collection of pine, basil, fir-that supply this "spice" accord which so beautifully gives the citruses a context in which to shine. The spices surround a lavender scent. The lavender is almost but not quite like a lavender scented laundry detergent. The florals that join up with lavender include carnation, rose. Normally this flowers are feminine & found in women's perfumes but they are all based on a deep lavender, and a carnation that seems to be right behind it. The sandalwood and oakmoss are the key player in the final stage. This cologne doesn't smell to formal or too serious. Totally more casual than professional.
18th April 2022
Soprani – Man (Uomo) 1988

The sample which I am reviewing came on a card with quite a different note tree than the one provided on this Basenotes page.

Top: Bergamot, Apple, Melon, Basil, Rosemary, Clove, Coriander
Heart: Jasmine, Muguet, Lavender
Base: Oakmoss, Patchouli, Leather, Vetiver, Teak, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk

Thus, I assume I am reviewing a reformulation of the original.

I perceive the melon and apple opening, which disappears quickly. I am left with a dry, bitter oud scent that is linear. None of the other notes are detectable to my nose. It is quite ordinary and rather unpleasant.

My partner perceives the scent differently. He initially experiences the lavender with a thin layer of a heavy rose, deep and dark. A touch of citrus with a decent floral-herbal background.
The overall effect for him is light and intriguing. Winter day scent, but too dark for office wear. Conundrum. Pleasant. Good but odd.

Overall this rates a neutral.

11th April 2019

A nice Green and spicy forgotten old school!
Soprani has a lot in common with those 80's green fougeres but probably due to its release date (88), It's more subtle and bright than most of the dark/smoky green scents from that decade. Its spicy character reminds me of a lighter version of YSL Jazz, although I can't detect any sweetness in Soprani while there's some sweetness in Jazz's spicy "greeness". It's quite linear and if there's any evolution It's imperceptible to my untrained nose. The new version (with silver cap) lacks oakmoss (now the box lists tree moss), so It's definitely lighter than its predecessor (black cap) and overall, less creamier and dense. Anyway, It's still a nice fragrance: spicy, fresh and green with an old school vibe.
23rd September 2015
How could you forget scents like this one? An herbal and leathery "yellow" fluid full of class and discretion. The juice is all at once hesperidic-aromatic, piney than finally mossy and leathery with spicy, floral and musky nuances. The sharpness is not extreme and the juice keeps some grassy and leathery kind of smoothness with a touch of bitterness and a restrained dusty austerity made of oakmoss, dry spices, olibanum and labdanum. Dry down is absolutely subtle and fine despite its combination of grey-green heavy notes from the forest. Classic and conservative with a touch of woodsy mystery.
23rd August 2012
A brief yet very pleasant green leather and okamoss scent with dabs of subtle herbs in between. Longevity was rather lacking. Smooth yet spicy and good to wear in the early fall or late spring when it's slight warm but not too cool out. The opening is sharp bergamot but that quickly settles. I find this to be somewhat generic in the spicy aromatic fougere genre.
21st September 2009
I really like this cologne, however I find that its longevity is very brief on my skin. I find it very clean and refreshing, with a slight initial citrus note that dries down into a nice scent.I find that I tend to wear this scent primarily during the summer months, and that I haven't had any issues with over applying it.Overall, I find this scent uplifting, more of an early morning/afternoon summer scent that is invigorating to my senses.
29th August 2006
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