Brand: Emanuel Ungaro
What I liked:
– lovely radiant ambery-floral scent
– good sillage and staying power
– pretty packaging
What I didn’t like:
– there’s nothing mysterious or remarkable about it
– doesn’t change much throughout the day
Ungaro by Emanuel Ungaro is described as a “floral spicy amber perfume” ideal for women who are “dark and totally feminine…, Chic yet utterly shameless…, and Mysterious and radiant…”. All these statements have one thing in common: they are only half true. Ungaro is a floral scent, but my nose couldn’t detect any spicy notes. Not even a whiff of them. That’s a shame, because I love me some spiciness.
Ungaro is also feminine, chic, and radiant. But dark? Shameless? Mysterious? Nope. It’s a happy, youthful scent done well enough to smell elegant and be appropriate for any occasion, be it a work meeting at the office, a shopping spree with a girlfriend, or a casual date with friends or family. It’s lovely. But if you’re looking for something sexy, daring or mysterious, you won’t find it here.
Ungaro opens with a sweet burst of berries that, doesn’t, thankfully, make the opening smell like candy. It’s not gourmand, just cheerful. Soon, they are joined by a bouquet of white florals. Jasmine is the most prominent, but, like its floral companions, it doesn’t smell heady or intoxicating. It’s quite tame. And so is the ambery base.
Ungaro doesn’t really change much throughout the day. It’s just a simple, inoffensive fragrance that’s particularly suitable for the warm months ahead. Once applied, it easily lasts for about 8 hours. Sillage depends on how much you spray on. Just one spritz will make the scent stay very close to the skin. Two will intensify it, but not so much that it will bother your friends or colleagues.
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Ungaro EDP by Emanuel Ungaro is a radiant, simple and inoffensive ambery floral scent that doesn’t change much as the hours pass. Both sillage and staying power are ok.
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