More Mediterranean and rugged than both, where Givenchy and Dior are dapper Parisians, Capucci is a stylish Napolitano. Great moss too.
Edit, actually closer still to Armani pour Homme which falls in line with that Iralian analogy
It doesn't wear you. Classy stuff.
Edit: Just magnificent.
Un grand parfum without a doubt
BN reviewers have done a great job elaborating, I would just add that to my nose there is more spiciness to it than appears from the reviews and it just add to the delight of Un Homme but I can't quite figure out if it comes from the type of lavender used or what..
R goes the fresh route with a great citrusy opening seamlessly turning greener as it evolves melding with the flowers, moss and a really nice and comfortable tonka warmth toward the far dry down.In it's freshness it reminds me of Nobile which does it with lavender.
There you have it. This should have been around forever and taken its rightfull place along the likes of Eau Sauvage and Kouros in the pantheon of french masculine perfumery.
In a few years the tin bottles will be worth a small fortune
(square bottle is good too)
"M de Morabito is an animalic woody amber scent with herbal overtones. Freesia further enables the herbal path with peony and jasmin lending just enough sweet and spicy to be noticed. The rumbling of civet is underneath all of this action and will not be denied. After 5 minutes, the civet comes to the fore and sits aloft the mild spice, florals and herbal tones. This is old school for sure, but very good indeed. One need only one big spray of M de Morabito and then enjoy the ride.
Topnotes : Blackcurrant, Marigold, MandarinHeart : Jasmin, Peony, Hyacinth, Tea, Rose, Narcissus, FreesiaBase : Amber, Civet, Peach, Musk, Sandalwood"
True powerhouse, easy does it.
The old one which is a top 5 vintage for me is just as Le Vagabon describes and is a delight.
Palladiano II is an herbal / evergreen scent with a salty / juniper twist. Sitting somewhere along the line between Granville and Costa Azzurra both of which I enjoy.
The opening is nice and promising, combining with a short lived hesperedic dash. But an aquatic note soon appears and keeps growing in intensity and soon overwhelms. I must confess I hate anything "aqua" and so the scent is a solid fail for me.