Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Vince Camuto’s Eterno is a fantastic pick for your next no-brainer, “go-to” cologne. It hits all the masculine scent profile targets, and the heart of bourbon and saffron makes it an unusual stand-out in the world of men’s citrus fragrance. So fellas, if you’re thinking about your next perfume purchase, and are looking for a solidly masculine scent that is great for the gym, the office or whatever’s on your agenda, this is it.
The opening features a light orange-lemon citrus accord, with a subtle twist of mint to sharpen the acid in the citrus and give a cool, bracing edge to the top notes. Eterno’s fresh start is full of the buoyant energy that makes men’s colognes so appetizing, versatile and easy to wear.
The heart notes of bourbon and saffron are a unique play on boozy spices. But this is no rum-runner special – Eterno keeps both the bourbon and saffron muted and elegant; just a whisper of their potent sharpness comes through the middle of the cologne. But there’s enough intrigue to get you noticed, and you’ll get your share of “What IS that you’re wearing?” questions.
The dry down is a solid cedar and patchouli combination, that further highlight the bourbon and saffron’s rough edges as they blend together. The cedar sands down the saffron’s sharp profile, while the patchouli adds a missing herbal depth to the alcoholic sweetness in the bourbon note. The heart notes stretch and bend a little further with the cedar and patchouli’s herbal brightness, rather than staying in a dark, boozy zone.
Vince Camuto’s Eterno is very well-made, and makes a strong, masculine impression without being overbearing or too intense. This is the kind of men’s scent that makes you feel confident and pulls your gear together well. It will serve nicely as your everyday commuter scent, your gym frag, and is appropriate to wear in any situation. So throw some on, and when you get a chance, give it to the next guy who needs to up his scent game a notch or two. There’s a classic tradition for this kind of thing, and that’s just how it’s done.