The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

Bottega Veneta Pour Homme


bottegaWHAT I SMELL:  Bottega Veneta Pour Homme goes on with a blast of bergamot that is slightly citrus sweet, but then quickly turns towards a peppered layer that’s somewhat woody.    In a flash, the fir makes the entrance bringing in a pretty heft layer of forest.  After about 10 minutes the leather starts to make a very subtle presence and mixed with the labdanum it gives the fragrance almost an ambered hue.  What I appreciate about this fragrance is that the leather never overtakes the scent, but rather adds just a thin veneer to give it more of a leather finish.

From the Bottega Veneta website:

Bottega Veneta Pour Homme is a fresh, intriguing and understated fragrance, one where distinctive Bottega Veneta notes of precious Labdanum, Fir Balsam and Bergamot blend into a sensuous leathery signature with the power to enchant. Woven with rare and noble materials, the fragrance, a woody, aromatic leathery scent, takes us on an inspiring journey in time and place.

Notes include:  The notes include bergamot, pine, juniper berry, Jamaican pimento, fir balsam, sage, patchouli, and leather.

bottega2WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Classic ease bumped up with a dash of peppered sexy.



BOTTOM LINE:  For a mainstream fragrance, Bottega Veneta Pour Homme hits the mark.  It’s very much a classic men’s scent that is neither loud, obnoxious or offensive.   And there’s just enough of an edge on the classic to make this interesting for both younger and older gentlemen alike.

  • Bone Rating: 3 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent:  Aromatic Leather
  • Noses:   Daniela Andrier and Antoine Maisondieu
  • Classification:  Masculine
  • Expense:  $80 for 50ml EdT

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

18 thoughts on “Bottega Veneta Pour Homme

  1. I’m happy you decided to write about it. I’ve been curious to try Bottega Veneta Pour Homme and I will give it a sniff when I can.


  2. I am a big fan of Botega Veneta feminine scent so I was very happily surprised to see the masculine version in Athens International Airport. I was a little disappointed… Too easy, too predictable… not much leather… Don’t get me wrong, it is very nice and I wouldn’t mind wearing it. I just wasn’t swept off my feet


    • Christos – I hear you. As you can see, I gave this a 3 bone which means that it’s nice but nothing earth breaking. But I found it better than some of the other men’s fragrances out there. And maybe I’m a bit swayed by the bottle too…I’m glad that they kept is nice and understated.


  3. Dearest Hound
    I almost liked this in the way that some background music can be nearly appealing… it makes no demands and is quietly pleasing, but I do wish there was a little more leather in there.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy


  4. I have never smelt this, only being familiar with the women’s version, but I just loved your summary of it as ‘classic ease bumped up with a dash of peppered sexy’. Really made me smile!


  5. I like the bottle…but if the juice is a thinner version of the women’s and also leans more masculine, I’ll stick to what I have already. That said, it is still worth trying (and getting free samples).


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  7. Waiting waiting waiting. Great to read your reveiw.


  8. I look forward to smelling this one: I like the first perfume and I like this bottle.


  9. Oh yeah this one sounds like a born classic. Yes and the bottle is very nice and indeed reminiscent of Grey Flannel. Great review!


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