Valentino Uomo was released in 2014. Created by Olivier Polge originally and updated, it is a leather with a litlte bit of gourmand perfection. They were aiming to create a classic, casual style, using the pyramid style, but highlighting the base notes. This is the bottle with the spikes on the neck, which is the newest version.
Notes of bergamot, myrtle, iris, hazelnut, chocolate, roasted coffee beans, leather, vanilla and cedar. This is an EDT, eau de toilette.
Fragrantica - "High quality. Different from DHI due to the heavy load of leather. The hazelnut and the coffee make this fragrance so delicious. One of the best."
Fragrantica - "I've bought this masterpiece more than once and I am always obsessed with it. Whenever I hug my girlfriends, they always compliment me and say I smell warm and chocolatey. Every time this fragrance runs in my mind, I have to pick it up and smell the sprayer. That's how much I love Uomo..."
Fragrantica - "Sophisticated men's cologne. I cannot place the notes except to say it is unique, warm, and rather bitter. Reminiscent of Dior Homme. The best of the mainstream I have smelled recently."
Fragrantica - "Valentino Uomo is dark and sweet in a refined and warm way, comforting much like a jar of Nutella spread can be; and it's not by mistake that the notes list hazelnut and choco - do not expect to smell a bar of chocolate or the roasted hazelnut you may find in gourmand scents, but the middle notes definitely have a sweet nutty feeling to them that bring a vague resemblance to, indeed, Nutella or chocolate. It's not Charlie and the Chocolate Factory you'll be experiencing, but rather the memories of indulging on something sweet you like and crave and need."
Francis Kurkdjian (Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris)