Woody Whispers

The fragrance aims to enhance all the manifestations of male strength.” The Nose. Boldly masculine, Duro is a raw, bittersweet woodsy scent that communicates an untamed, virile spirit. With speculated notes of wood, leather, and spices, this fragrance begins with a sharp, invigorating tang, not unlike the smell of fresh sap or of a particularly tart resin, slowly heating over flame. Yet just as we think Duro may veer into a smoky territory, it begins to fizz, as if it contains some combustible energy. Like the minute pops in a material that indicate air bubbles, Duro bubbles with oxygenated vibrations. Like a craftsman’s studio, suddenly infused with fresh air, Duro begins to refresh, natural accents of herbs and bright greens infusing this spicy, woody scent with a light hearted verve…

This review was nicely sponsored by Smallflower/Merz Apothecary, Chicago!

NoseAlessandro Gualtieri
ConcentrationExtrait de Parfum
SeasonAutumn through Spring Thaw
Size/Cost30ml / $185
Sourcesmallflower.com / Merz Apothecary
SoundtrackBittersweet Soul Music by Sensual Physics, 2010

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