When was the last time you tested a fragrance that smelled so masculine while being infused with the aroma of an historical city? In my case, the first part of the phrase matches with the moment when I sampled No. 03 from Andy Tauer, called Lonestar Memories (I would describe this as Lonesome Rider, sic!), while the second occurred with Victrix. And, in spite of the fact that Rome’s only information that I have came to me by way of reading, videos and some memories of my friends (I actually never visited Rome, nor I intend to do it in the near future!), to me, Victrix embodies that heroic period from the age of Roman Empire when “A thousand roads lead men forever to Rome”.
Most likely I responded to the marketing strategy and got influenced by the perfume’s description from the official website: “Everywhere around me/The history of Rome/and it’s scent seem familiar/like a recovered domus”, however the fact is I wasn’t expecting to remain with such a positive memory subsequent to sniffing Victrix. Undoubtedly, Olibanum remains as a peak impossible to reach, except for now, when you will ask me about Profumum, Eccelso and Victrix (perhaps also Arso!) will come second and third respectively on my recommendation list.
Victrix was launched in 2002, as a unisex woody aromatic intended to be mysterious dark and redolent like a virgin forest. As reported, the source of inspiration for perfume’s name was derived from Legio Sexta Victrix (Sixth Victorious Legion), the Roman legion founded by Octavian in 41 BC and having such a glorious muse it’s not coincidence that Victrix has succeeded in being convincing.
With respect to the olfactory experience, Victrix has a discrete evolution in the beginning, up to the point of mid development and dry down, the phases in which it has stored its fascination and becomes compelling. Aside from the pepper, easily detectable (listed in the official notes as pink pepper, sic!) you will be able to perceive as well a strong aroma of musk (with a very interesting facet attached to it!). Besides those, the other ingredients encompass: vetiver, laurel, coriander and oakmoss. The bottle that encloses the liquid is Profumum’s signature flask and the persistence is, as always, better than the average. Overall, I’ll say that Victrix has a character that tends to be more masculine, as the type of authoritative scent, without turning into aggressive at all.
Profumum Victrix Perfume Details
- Victrix by Profumum is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is above average (more than 10 hours!) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2002
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual