Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Trussardi Fresh Uomo

Don't be misled by the inclusion of the word "Fresh" in the name of this fragrance.  This is not some lame Acqua di Gio-styled wimp-out you'd expect from anything called "fresh" these days.  In fact, even though Trussardi Fresh Uomo isn't a heavy perfume, I have a hard time looking at it as a "fresh" fragrance. 

No, Fresh Uomo is dry and fresh in the late-'80s/early-'90s sense, and that's a good thing.  Basically it's what I call a "post-powerhouse" fragrance, meaning that although it doesn't have booming power, it's still spicy and assertive, and it's got balls.  Fresh Uomo smells dry, woody, aromatic and sharp, with an excellent drydown of patchouli and incense.  Actually, it smells a lot like other strong early '90s fragrances like New West For Him, Catalyst For Men and Horizon, only quieter than those.  In fact, the only real gripe I have about Fresh Uomo is its lack of originality, since it does smell a lot like a lighter version of New West For Him.  If you already own New West, or even Catalyst or Horizon, I can't say that Fresh Uomo is a must-buy, since it's so similar to those.

On the other hand, if you're looking for a good spicy, assertive scent that's dry and transparent enough to wear in hot weather, look no further than Trussardi Fresh Uomo.   It may not be unique, but it smells damn good and very masculine.  It's the kind of scent that lets you make a statement without nuking everyone around you with your cologne.

MY RATING:  8/10

Fragrance House:  Trussardi

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