Hey Posse, Trussardi has long held a dear place in my heart. Even to the point of having some of their clothing and a backpack from them. Their 1984 legendary eponymous feminine-advertised leather-heavy floral chypre fragrance in the mock snake case is one of the best of its kind. Sadly DCd a few years ago I have a bottle in use and a backup. Precious, precious juice that I spritz rarely and thoughtfully. This is not my bottle but the right era travel spray.
So, of course, you can imagine my excitement that they’d rereleased Trussardi in 2021. To the point that I went online, found a bottle and bought it immediately.
It arrived a couple of weeks ago and the bottle is hefty, thoughtfully produced, looks and feels good. I was so excited to see Trussardi had taken real pains to produce something so lovely. This could so easily become an iconic piece of perfumery.
I’ve been trying to work up the courage to write my true feelings. Here we go.
Trussardi EdP 2021
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Tomato Italian Mandarin Neroli
Heart: Lavender Jasmine Dahlia
Base: Suede Violet
How does it smell to me? Well, it’s bloody diabolical that they think it could be named Trussardi EdP. It’s not leather or chypre. It’s an Ethyl Maltol bomb and why they specifically put the note tomato leaf I’ll never bloody know. This is a travesty and false advertising. ARSEHOLES!!
Here’s the thing. If the folks at Trussardi had called this something else I’d have had zero expectations and not been surprised that it smells like a variation on all the other lazy and crap perfume they’ve been putting out this century. Seriously, no judgement if you like their modern stuff, have at it. But to serve up this rubbish in place of a masterpiece is ridiculous.
In truth, this is a not a terrible scent. It’s a sweet, lightly floral thing that lasts and lasts on me. To be completely honest I find it slightly addictive and have been known to respritz in the afternoon after wearing it all morning because it’s a fairly happy, non confrontational, uplifting frag. The blending feels smooth and transitions seamless.
Sizzling citrus, a hint of bouquet and a fairly bog standard dry down of lightly nutty, sweet woodiness. There is definitely a place in the perfume world for another like it. Plus, the bottle elevates it far beyond its mediocrity. Why though, did they have to name it after something so amazing? WHY?
The only other time Trussardi has been mentioned on Perfume Posse is 2008, March on Trussardi Jeans.
I bought my bottle from FragranceNet from whence it is now sold out. Soz.
Could you? Would you? Did you? Have you tried the new Trussardi 2021?