Ungaro Pour l’Homme II is an attractively anachronistic fougèriental that repudiated the early ‘90s trend for clean, metallic smelling masculine scents and instead took for inspiration Guerlain’s Jicky – the animalic reference launched fully a century prior.
Both fragrances open with an arresting blast of civet drenched citrus (principally bergamot) atop a lavender dominated aromatic accord that’s sweetened by a balmy- musky-vanillic oriental fond.
Where though Jicky can hardly wait to show off its star base-note ingredient coumarin, whose pasty, hay-like odour was still novel in perfumery at the time of its composition, Ungaro II is given a vibrant lift by the addition of geranium oil which extends the citric top and adds a fresh, manly rosiness to the heart.
Nose: François Demachy (?)
Release date: 1992 (discontinued)
Notes (per Fragrantica): orange, coriander, lavender, basil, neroli, bergamot lemon, carnation, ginger, pepper, orris root, jasmine, rose, geranium leather, amber, sandalwood, tonka bean, patchouli, musk, benzoin, civet, vanilla, cedar.