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Molto Smalto Francesco Smalto for men
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main accords
fresh spicy

Molto Smalto was launched in 1993. Top notes: lemon, lavender, coriander and rosemary. Heart: lily of the valley, jasmine, geranium and clary sage. Base: cedar, sandalwood, musk and amber.

Available as 30 and 100 ml EDT.

Perfume rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 21 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Lavender Rosemary Coriander Amalfi Lemon

Middle Notes
Jasmine Geranium Lily-of-the-Valley Clary Sage

Base Notes
Musk Sandalwood Virginia Cedar Amber

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Molto Smalto Fragrance Reviews


My 5ml splash bottle arrived recently and I wore this scent today...and I liked it immediately! I'am a huge fan of Fullchoke (the fragrance mind you) and also enjoy Smalto for Men, so I was looking forward to trying another one of their gentleman's scents. It largely did not disappoint.

In the opening, I was greeted by lavender and creamy sandalwood accords. The mental image I received was of taking a warm shower while bathing with a gorgeous bar of creamy, soapy sandalwood soap. Sure, there were some spicy elements in the background, but the mental image was as I described.

After a few minutes the spices kicked-in and I could clearly detect the sage, coriander and rosemary. I'm sure there were some other things adding to the spicy-aromatic quality of this fragrance, but I could not specifically identify them during my busy day. To me, Molto is a soapy-sandalwood scent with some spices. Some have noted they detect a strong amber and musk accords but these parts are quiet in the least on on my skin.

Performance is very good is that is lasts a solid 7-hours on my skin and projects moderately just like a well-behaved gentleman's scent should behave. Overall, I really like this offering but, sadly, I won't be buying a bottle for two reasons: 1) it has been discontinued and 2) there are other fragrances I perhaps enjoy more in this genre (e.g., Lalique Pour Homme) that give me a similar feeling but don't cost an arm and a leg.

I would love to see Smalto bring this one back; shame that it was discontinued.


Although I think it's an all season scent, I've been using this regularly over the winter, and am impressed by the quality of its ingredients. I'm not overly keen with the opening of the fragrance where I think the copious amounts sandalwood and lavender jar with me. Thankfully it dries down into a more balanced blend with the amber giving it a nice creamy touch. Overall, it's good and also as far I'm aware both unique and rare. Recommended, despite being just a touch overrated in my opinion.


I am very sad this was discontinued ..This is a unique fragrance you can spot in a thousand one ..It 's for an elegant , man of the world , confident enough in his goals & self ..This embodies Smalto 's sense of elegance & style for men.. Among his clients were Belmondo , Alain Delon , King El-Hassan II of Morocco maybe Omar Sharif and endless group of celebrities & elite men ...It's for an elegant young man who can pull a suit as easily as he can pull a simple shirt showing his manly physique ...


I bought a mini of this thinking to save it for summer--you know, that season when it's warm? I was reminded today that Houston has a very extended summer, so I whapped on some Molto and ventured into a mid-80s November day.

This goes on very floral and herbaceous, moves through other floral and herb notes, and winds up with a sweet floral/musk blend. Good blend. It is soft and has decent sillage and longevity. Reminds me of Bvlgari Soir and even a little bit of GIT; understand, though that I am profoundly undiscerning about anything that doesn't explode out of the disco and Reagan eras. And it's for that reason that I won't buy a full bottle--this doesn't move me and is not my style.

Edit: I need to remember that non-bomb frags require a more liberal hand to get the full effect. What I'd detected with a light application was florals and a little musk. What I got with with a heavy hit from the splash bottle is a floral beginning that dries down in an hour to a very creamy amber/musk/sandalwood that my wife likes a lot. Still may be too light/sweet, but it's high quality and I may buy another mini... avoiding contempt prior to investigation these days.

Scent: 7/10 (but not for me)
Sillage: 6/10
Longevity: 7/10


Wow - fantastic juice! Discontinued sadly, but this is truly awesome stuff! I get the connection to Eternity, but the juice is fuller, less synthetic (to current formulation Eternity) and very masculine. I get a blast of coriander, lavender & rosemary with fresh-squeezed orange and lemon followed by a very key note, clary sage. That transcends into the heart with some nice warm florals but the strength and power come from the basenotes of amber, musk and sandalwood (very rich). I don't get a chypre-vibe at all from this, at least not in the traditional sense. If I was blind-smelling this - I would say a Fresh/Aromatic Fougere-vibe with an oriental spiciness underneath the great crisp and warm fresh notes. Very nice blended wood and floral notes in the composition make it sing. Categories aside...terrific. 8.5+/10 and a grin on my face. ;-)


Cast from the same mold as Eternity, Cool Water, and Drakkar Noir, Molto Smalto is a spicy, fresh, wet-shaver variation on the thematically blue-to-black fragrances of the late '80s/early '90s. It's strong, it's masculine, and it's packed with lavender, sage, sandalwood, and musk. Too bad it's discontinued.


This seems like it's going to be a Cool Water or Eternity for Men type of fragrance, but it soon goes in a different direction. You get the sweetness of Cool Water, but not the "fresh" dihydromyrcenol overload. Instead, Molto Smalto retains the sweetness (along with a somewhat powdery quality) for a long time, and the wood note (sandalwood-oriented) is much more interesting. Perhaps the best way to think of it as a kind of cross between a Joop! Homme scent and a Cool Water one, and it's a great idea, though of course some may not like it for one reason or another. It's inoffensive but has just enough of an "edge" to place it above the usual "men's" office/school fragrance. Longevity and projection/"sillage" are at least very good.

UPDATE: I'm enjoying this one more and more. I think it's because it does everything I want with economy and excellent-quality ingredients (note contrast, dynamism, balance, etc.).

UPDATE #2: What's great about this one is that the "brightness" lasts a very long time, but never gets cloying or is in any way irritating. I don't get any metallic qualites (which can be aldehydes), and while there is a little sharpness (rosemary and lavender, presumably) there's always a powdery aspect that keeps it in check. It's also a little sweet but never cotton candy sweet. Overall, this is an excellent fragrance in terms of balance, naturalness, dynamism, and complexity (that is, it's just complex enough to not come across as simple).


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