WHAT I SMELL: Opens with a surprising sweet, almost citrusy (although there is no citrus listed in the notes) vetiver that warms quickly into a peppered musk. I’m not a huge fan of vetivers, but I like this because it’s not too green. The pepper and musk ground this, making it a bit more earthy. And hidden behind this muskiness is a sweet mossy woodiness that give this some life and depth. As pleasant as this fragrance is, it pretty much disappeared from my skin after a few hours…and not just became faint, it really disappeared.
Notes: Haitian Vetiver root, Yugoslavian Tree Moss, Madagascar Black Pepper, Bourbon Geranium leaves, Canadian Fir Balsam and Tonka bean
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: What I believe women want men to smell like.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE UMBRA: safe, comfortable, easy
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT UMBRA: Olfactoria’s Travels, Parfumistan’s Blogg, Bois de Jasmin
BOTTOM LINE: Umbra is a nice and pleasant vetiver and a good one for those who don’t lean towards liking them. I just wish it would last longer on my skin. Although this is considered a unisex scent, I do believe it leans pretty masculine.
- Bone Rating: 3.5 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Fougere – woody – spicy
- Nose: Ramon Monegal
- Classification: Unisex, leans masculine
- Expense: $185 for 50ml EdP