I’ve long been a fan of the Ermenegildo Zegna fragrances; and I’ve always been so surprised by how under the radar they are.
Strength is one of 5 releases as part of the Zegna Elements of Man collection.
This fragrance is unusual in its composition. The top notes of tobacco draw you in before taking you down to a sugar buzz of honey and apricot. It’s short-lived and journeys into a smoky, pine needle base. The agarwood is very much present in this fragrance but has a sweetness to it, due to the addition of the ripe apricot.
Zegna’s Strength is both intoxicating and divisive. People will either love it or hate it. There’s no middle ground with this one!
Be warned: A little goes a long way!
Top: Tobacco leaf.
Heart: Honey, agarwood (oud), apricot.
Base: Smoke, pine.