RETRO - Faberge Cellini Cologne
Year Introduced: 1980 - Masculine
NOTES: Top notes of lavender, bergamot, lemon and anise; middle notes of geranium, cedarwood, jasmine, patchouli, cinnamon, cyclamen and carnation; and base notes of moss, hay, leather, musk and amber
Cellini is a citrus aromatic and was billed as Faberge's first really new masculine fragrance since Brut.
Fragrantica: To me, the "quality" of this one is very high, up there with the vintage greats. Speaking of which, if you could subtract the lavender note this wouldn't be that far from vintage Patou Pour Homme! And make no mistake, the lavender is quite clear, though not as overbearing as it is in some of those scents circa late 70s to early 90s. If you like the vintage scents of the earlier part of this period, I suggest trying to sample this one, unless you feel you've already got enough of them.
Basenotes: Wow! Nice anise note mixed in a late 70s fougere style! Aromatic, formal, but never cloying. I guess It was considered a casual fragrance at the time of its lauch. I'd say Aramis Tuscany was definitely inspired in Cellini. No doubt about it. But I vaguely smell here something I also detect in Aramis Devin. Great fragrance!
Basenotes: "In to the fougere's wild". Faberge Cellini for men is a quite refined (but really "strong") freshly aromatic barber-shop classic fougere exuding a fascinating fresh aura a la Aramis Tuscany Man (a lot), Drakkar Noir, Cuba Black men by Cuba Paris or (mostly) Azzaro Pour Homme. I detect this mastering initial soapy-anisic accord of aromatic herbs, fresh lavender and citrus, immediately supported by leather/patchouli (with a quite soapy-suedish leather's effect), by a refined sharp floral core (mostly carnation under my profane nose), overall flowing down towards a mossy-ambery-leathery base (dandy, classy, "tailored", leathery, soapy, aromatic, dry). Anisic lavender, musks, synth ambergris and soapy leather are dominant throughout while the florals are restrained, angular and "accessorial". I detect an undeniable spicy presence (and some misty earthiness) but the juice is mostly an aromatic-soapy (mossy-ambery-leathery) fougere with a radiant spark of gentlemanly dandy class. Supremely masculine. Durable on my bastard skin. P.S: dry down is darker (vaguely smoky, austere, quite soapy-mossy - but all at once angular - and assertive a la Ysl vintage Rive Gauche).
Basenotes: Faberge's Cellini is the progenitor of Tuscany, the resemblance is startling. Dry citrus, culinary herbs like oregano, thyme and rosemary, and a warm, ambery base. It definitely conjures up a sunny day in the Italian countryside. Nine Flags: Italy - Dry Citrus may have started the lineage in the mid-sixties, the family resemblance is unmistakable. Bellissimo!