19 March 2014
One of the most exciting higher end fragrances for guys, BV (with exclusive availability at David Jones) is a great scent as a gift. Although some reviews out there say that it is overstated, I disagree and I like it much more than some other 'higher end' alternatives. It's more of a day/morning fragrance in winter (a little musky).
As the first fragrance for men, Bottega Veneta looked towards creating a sensual, raw and sophisticated scent with COTY Prestige. The top note is the most refreshing, with pine and juniper, but I do think that it is an 'acquired taste' in that it would grow on you much more the more you use it. The cologne is a little adventurous like you're in the woods or mountain climbing. The longevity of the scent is hampered by the dormant spicy mid note.
The base note of leather is of course such a key piece for the brand. The leathery note was one of the best among many fragrances in this game.
I loved the marketing for this and the 'specialness' of 'your bottle' because there's a decorative piece of leather on the neck of the bottle. Naturally, every piece of leather has its own distinct patterns and creases - so to use this as a tool is quite ingenious.