Cashmere for Men is a mate to Cashmere for Women, created for an Italian luxury cashmere designer Cristiano Fissore. The scents are meant to represent cashmere, and I must say they accomplish that wonderfully. While the feminine version contrasts aldehydic floral notes with resinous woods, thereby representing cashmere as texture, Cashmere for Men seems to focus more on the feeling one gets when wearing cashmere. I simply cannot stop raving about these gems – such unique, well-blended compositions with the distinct touch of a master (but who is it? I so wish to know).
Cashmere for Men did quite an interesting trick on my skin: upon first application, apart from producing an instant “wow”, it reminded me of another scent. It didn’t take long to figure out which one – my beloved Bois d’Armenie by Guerlain. While Bois d’Armenie is all about smoky, spicy resins, Cashmere for Men is much more sheer, with more emphasis on soft woods, and hints of patchouli and vetiver. What I love about it is its honeyed woody accord – luxurious and comfortable at the same time, a true olfactory equivalent of cashmere.
Cashmere for Men features the notes of bergamot, rose bay, elemi, ginger, cedar, cashmere wood, guaiac wood, teak wood, vetiver, patchouli, amber, white musk. Despite its claim, the scent can very easily be worn by women.
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21 comments February 18th, 2007