Xerjoff - Casamorati 1888 - Mefisto Gentiluomo
Mefisto Gentiluomo is charming, refined, and timeless.
A luxurious fougère creation of the highest order, it captures the essence of the Italian "Gentiluomo". Inspired by the classic men's salons and barbershops of the late 19th century in Italy, the scent sets up a nostalgic salvo of citrus over a dark, green soapy base and a balmy musk that speaks to the warmth and cleanliness of male skin after a thorough grooming ritual involving triple-milled Italian soap, hot cotton towels, and salves of every order.
But a touch of polished wooden floors and the animalic manliness of old leather armchairs adds a point of interest that stops the scent from feeling too freshly-scrubbed. This scent feels masculine, clean, but also charming and full of personality. A polished topnote of citrus and lavender strikes a traditional note, but the scent is 100% contemporary in feel, not old-fashioned or ?cluttered'. A lightly powdery heart full of iris, violet, and rose softens the crystalline force of the citrus-lavender topnotes, introducing the aroma of steamy hot towels and soap into the mix. A musky cedar and amber base injects a jolt of freshly-shaved skin, restoring vigor and manliness. This is a timelessly elegant scent, one that allows you to imagine yourself on an evening passegiata, freshly shaved and groomed, talking about the affairs of the world with a group of fellow gentlemen.
The iconic neo-baroque glass bottle of the Xerjoff Casamorati line presents itself here in radiant blue, lovingly adorned by a navy blue bow-tie that speaks to a sartorial elegance that has largely disappeared from modern life. A reminiscence of the timeless style of the dandies, gentlemen and gentiluomini.