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Basile Uomo Basile for men

Basile Uomo Basile for men
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Total people voted: 35
female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 37 I had it: 9 I want it: 25 My signature: 1

main accords
fresh spicy

Original Basile Uomo was launched in 1987. Top notes: grapefruit, verbena, lemon, tangerine, lavender, rosemary, basil and thyme. Heart: galbanum, jasmine, rose, black currant, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Base: patchouli, oak moss, sandalwood and leather.

Available as 50 and 100 ml EDT.

Perfume rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 35 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Lavender Rosemary Grapefruit Amalfi Lemon Tangerine Thyme Basil Lemon Verbena

Middle Notes
Jasmine Galbanum Nutmeg Clove Cinnamon Rose Black Currant

Base Notes
French labdanum Sandalwood Patchouli oak moss Leather

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This perfume reminds me of  
Iceberg Homme
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Basile Uomo Fragrance Reviews


Terribile. Decisamente dozzinale.

Voto personale: 4/10


What a nice and powerful fragrance!! I bought what I think It's the reformulation version: Lighter coloured bottle, green olive juice. And I wonder how much better must the older version be! It's all about "old school" green here, which means a thick and delightful mix of green herbs (not medicinal) as Basil, mint with citrusy notes, pine and the traditional patchouli/oakmoss combo (yeah, in the box is listed evernia prunastri). There are some minor floral notes, that in my opinion, could have been supressed and initially smelt a bit discordant, until I got used to them. Overall, It's a must-have for the 80s green fougeres fans, as I am, although I don't know if It can be classified like that. Longevity and sillage are superb on my skin.


In its current formulation (transparent bottle, light olive-green liquid), it's just another patchouli stinkbomb along the lines of Giorgio for men. If you're looking for a herbal scent, this ain't it. It's patchouli from beginning to interminable end.

Update: I decided I needed to revisit this fragrance. What I mistook for the patchouli note is very clearly now the minty basil. Somehow this had triggered an association with Giorgio (which I detest) and had made me quickly dismiss Basile. This is in fact a great deal more refined than Giorgio and has a creamy sandalwood drydown somewhat reminiscent of Brylcreem. Definitely old school.


I acquired a bottle a few years back but swapped it off quickly, mainly due to the lack of balance (too much lavender and clove, or something clove-like). The other day I acquired a vintage bottle and can see why this is liked by a small band of devoted fans, so I'm guessing the first bottle I acquired was a reformulation. Anyway, this is a bit dark for a "green" or "warm weather" scent (I'm assuming most will view it as one or the other if not both), but it isn't too dense and it's not animalic. I could imagine a niche company selling this for a lot of money now, except I doubt the formulation would be as good as this is. Moreover, it's got a nice sandalwood note that I'm not sure any major company would replicate these days. You need to try a lot of similar scents to realize that the "wow factor" here is the richness, balance, blending, and naturalness. The closest scent to this one that I've tried is Vetiver de Puig, but with that one the balance is off, though some may like that composition better. Overall, Basile Uomo is about as good as it gets with these notes. However, this is not for the fresh/aquatic/sport scent guy, unless he is looking for something that is very different, IMO. A true aficionado gem here!


You need to really love herbal scents to get into Basile Uomo. This is REALLY herbal! As my taste for herbal fragrances has risen over the past year, so my enjoyment for Basile Uomo has risen. Now I think this is a great scent.

This is an 80's powerscent for sure, but with dry herbs like basil, thyme, and rosemary being the dominant notes. The macho leather, moss and patchouli provide the typical 80's muscle in the base, as well as some richness. There's also some nice pine notes in the mix as well, and they provide a welcome freshness to the whole thing.

Fans of green herbal fragrances and 80s powerscents should definitely give this a whirl. It's one of my favorite herbal scents!



An elegant fragrance, very well described by user -originaldeftom- I bought it for my husband more than a decade ago and when we go out I don't use my perfume but tell him to use him, I mean, Basile Uomo. I'm glad is not that popular so that keeps it exclusive.


WOW! I am the first one to write a review on this: cool!
OKay, so I have nicked (Brit. Engl. for "steal") this from my dad back in the day when I lived in Vienna before going to the traditional dancing school, wowing the girls.
I remember it as a very grown-up scent like Guerlain "Vetiver" and thought of it as very soapy, leathery, green, spicy: I think I can recall peppery notes, among fougere notes, cardamom, juniper, and it had something destinctively gentleman-like. First light and fresh and then the tobacco, leather notes took over.
The ladies must have liked it as they all wante to dance with me.


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