Mefisto Gentiluomo is, as the name suggests, a gentleman’s cologne, composed in the style of the eaux de cologne used in upscale barbershop joints in Italy circa 1888. Like its progenitor, Mefisto, Gentiluomo takes what seems to have become a dirty word in perfumery – clean – and makes it sexy again. Think the steamy aromas in a traditional Italian barbershop after a shave – triple-milled soap, plush white towels, $500 handmade leather loafers, and the sweet creaminess of sandalwood lotion massaged into warm skin. Yes, Gentiluomo wins the day by being gorgeously, luxuriously clean without leaning on cheap musks or powder.
Right off the bat, Mefisto Gentiluomo playfully updates its predecessor’s model by brushing its bright, salty citrus notes with icy mint and a burst of bitter green leaves. It wows on the basis of just how natural and mouth-wateringly fresh it smells. Salty lavender lends a subtle ozonic feel – not marine or aquatic per se, but rather a hillside of leathery herbs brushed by sea air. We’re impressed with the bubble of sweetness that floats up here, a slightly candied citrus or lavender note that serves to balance out the sharper notes, giving it a polished, modern vibe. But if Mefisto Gentiluomo starts out in the maquis of a Mediterranean hillside, and lingers in the luxuriantly bright, clean atmosphere of a traditional barbershop, it ultimately comes to rest in the milieu of a Florentine artisan’s workshop, where the scent of suede mingles companionably with the patina of centuries-old wood. The flowers contribute only a softness of texture, but the iris stands out, bathing the aromatics in its spectral glow. Handsome, refined, and full of Italian braggadocio, Mefisto Gentiluomo is a fresh barbershop fougere with a hidden creamy floral-citrus core that pulls it out of 1888 and right into 2018.
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All of our perfumes are 100% original and authentic. We only carry genuine brand name fragrances. NO imitations and NO knock-offs. We have been in business and online since 2010 and work directly with the manufacturers, their suppliers or major wholesalers.
What is a Fragrance Tester?
Perfume testers are exactly the same as the original fragrance, only without the fancy retail packaging. Testers may come with or without a cap and usually come in a variety of Tester packaging, as originally produced by their manufacturer. Fragrance companies use testers for the purpose of demonstrating their products and therefore the quality of the fragrance is equal in all ways to the retail product.
All perfume and cologne testers are brand new and unused. Take advantage of the considerable savings for foregoing the fancy box.
What are Unboxed Perfumes or Colognes?
Unboxed perfumes are perfumes that originally came in Retail Packaging or a Gift Set Box, yet are now being sold unboxed because their packaging has been destroyed to the point of being useless. The unboxed perfumes, colognes or body products themselves are brand new and unused and are otherwise exactly like their retail counterparts.
What does it mean when a perfume or cologne comes in Imperfect Packaging?
Perfumes, colognes or other beauty products indicated on Cosmic-Perfume as having Imperfect Packaging are those whose packaging have become slightly dented, scuffed or worn through shipping and handling. The perfume or cologne inside is brand new and unused, yet it's respective packaging is not in it's original retail condition, although not deemed useless. Imperfect Packaging perfumes are discounted relative to their "in perfect" retail condition counterpart and the imperfection is specified on the product page.
What is the difference between Perfume, EDP & EDT?
The difference between a Perfume, an Eau de Parfum (EDP) and an Eau de Toilette (EDT) is the concentration of the fragrance oil. Perfumes have the highest concentration of oil, followed by the EDP and thereafter an EDT.
How long is the shelf-life of a fragrance?
There are no expiration dates on fragrance products, although recently manufacturers have indicated +/- 3-5 years from the date of production. Others say +/- 3 years from date of first use. Manufacturers indicate PAO (Period after Opening) on most of their products.
Over time, contact with air, exposure to sunlight and high temperatures may affect the integrity of a fragrance. To maximize the shelf life of a fragrance, it is recommended that it be kept in a cool, dry place and and away from sunlight. Always place the cap back on the bottle and use the box (if applicable) for additional protective storage.
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