Gentile is modern take on a men’s fougere and also the surname of the perfumer. Translated from the Italian it means “gentle”. This uplifting and well-rounded fragrance, with its surprising floral and herb essences was created by Maria Candida for her son.
Italian Basil, mint, lime, geranium, osmanthus, vetiver
Posted by Moe on 29th Apr 2015
I'm glad I finally had a chance to try this herbaceous gem. It had a fresh earthy scent that lasted for hours. Not for the weak of heart.
Posted by 42gr on 2nd Apr 2013
Top note balsam resin, high pitched tone, antiseptic, very pleasant desirable.
Within 5 minutes, heart appears. A surprise creosote and tar. Sharp contrast. Clever use of an offset scent. Not unpleasant. Lasts maybe another 5 minutes.
Base note now appears about 10 to 15 minutes after the first sprays. Soft , sweet Musk like quality, linear scent.
The top and heart notes linger within a 1 to 2 foot radius.
Base note hugs pretty much close to the skin.
Top and Heart took perhaps 15 minutes at most to unfold. Base note lingers for about 8 hours.
Short longevity is probably being reported due to low sillage
(it gets harder to detect that the scent is still there).
Repeated the exercise, same results.
Masterful use of scent pallet. 4.7 /5
Top and middle notes unfold very quickly
Sillage is poor, particularly on base note. 2/5