Arrived on the market in May 2008, Solo Loewe Eau de Cologne Intense is a flanker to 2004’s Solo Loewe, and, according to the description from the official site represents the scent “for a man who finds balance through contrasts”. If the word “Intense” from the perfume’s name would lead you into thinking that you’re about to experience a more powerful version of the original, the allusion is shattered right away, since the same source mentions that Solo Loewe Eau de Cologne Intense is a “a fresher, lighter more citrusy eau de cologne than the original, where melon brings a fruitier note”.
Solo Loewe was my one and only perfume (until this time!) in my collection from Loewe, a Spanish brand for which I have a deep passion (far beyond any Louis Vuitton product and on the same level as Hermès!), therefore I wanted to sample Solo Loewe Eau de Cologne Intense as soon as I got a hold on it. The result was a little less than expected, because this oriental woody scent is not matching my taste, however I’m expecting with great interest the next flanker, Solo Loewe Absoluto.
The perfume opens on a strong blend of herbs (thyme), flowers (lavender) and fruits (guava). Then, Solo Loewe Eau de Cologne Intense moves into its mid development phase, in which the citrus facet kicks in with aromas of lemon and tangerine, juxtaposed to spices (cumin and cinnamon) and with added notes of melon, cashmere and patchouli. This phase lasts for about 2 hours, after which it is replaced by a pungent base with green pepper as the dominant note, offset by accords of amber and musk.
Solo Loewe Eau de Cologne Intense comes in a flacon that preserves the elegant and masculine shape of its predecessor, having the glass made from an azure color that brings to mind the sea water and topped by the same rectangular stopper which comes in silver.
Solo Loewe Eau de Cologne Intense Perfume Details
- Solo Loewe Eau de Cologne Intense is available in 50, 75 and 125 ml Eau de Cologne Intense Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 75 ml After-Shave Lotion, 75 ml After-Shave Balm, 100 ml Deodorant Spray and 75 ml Deodorant Stick; the lasting power is below average (1 to 6 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2008
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual