Disclosure: Samples for review were provided courtesy of Ermenegildo Zegna.
For many years cologne was not my thing. I find myself often overwhelmed by scents no matter how pleasant I find them, therefore I was pretty skeptical that I would actually even like Uomo by Ermenegildo Zegna.
With refreshing bergamot (citrus) notes and cedarwood the cologne is distinctly masculine and potent in the best way. In my personal opinion, the scent has a depth and sophistication that sends the “I’m on my grown man” message without being too in your face. This is definitely not your little brother’s cologne.
Given the scent’s sophisticated depth it’s definitely not to be worn on an everyday basis, at least not in my opinion. For me Uomo deserves something a little more special like a birthday gathering, big night out on the town or an especially hot date. And at retail price of $64 for 50 ml, I find it reasonably priced and well worth the cost.
Overall, Uomo has a refreshing quality with a sense of rooted masculine depth that makes it a great choice for young gents as well as more mature and sophisticated guys looking for a special signature scent. The Uomo collection also offers hair and body wash, shave balm and deodorant so you can load up on it all if you so desire. Any of which would also make an excellent gift. This is what modern masculinity smells like and I kinda dig it.