Move over, because there’s a new masculine in town, and guys, you’re going to love this one. With tart, sparkling citrus draped over a backbone crisp with forest woods, oak moss, and white jasmine, Hacivat recalls the oak moss-laden glory of woody chypres like Pour Monsieur that once populated men’s perfumery. Despite the solidly classical lines of the scent, Hacivat feels entirely modern, with a juicy pineapple note aerating the damp mosses and woods, and a touch of blackcurrant leaf keeping the tone fresh and outdoorsy.
Don’t be afraid of that pineapple note. Rich and natural-smelling rather than sporty or cheap, the pineapple note is so well done here that it redeems the reputation of the much-maligned fruit. Hacivat wears on the skin as lightly as a white linen shirt in summer. It is discreet, professional, and sparklingly clean, but possessed of just enough bitter moss and woods for gravitas. A rare, classically-built woody chypre with a contemporary edge, Hacivat just smells really wonderful and will make other people think you smell great too.