On a more descriptive note, the opening of Gravitas is, for me, the best stage of the fragrance. It is super fizzy, effervescent, bubbly, and bright. It starts very citrusy and green, with a lime and bergamot vibe that already announces the aromatic burst that defines the composition. Soon, a bitterness arrives, coming maybe from sage, imparting right there a seriousness, a no-jokes mode. The joyful opening buttons up, straightened back, chin up. No messing around. We start to get the formal British posh look. Then the retro fougère bitter-aromatic-musky chic heart is announced. From then on, it’s a parade of coriander and aromatics — to my nose mainly lavender and sage — that are not exactly sporty, but green and mossy. The explosive start starts to settle into a polite mode. It’s a perfume that does not shout, but instead marks its presence through charisma.
The length of this fragrance is a demonstration of how musks, amber, and ambergris can be used in such a subtle way that they end up creating all the effects they should, without amping up the fragrance to animalic levels, but keeping the warmth they were born to emanate.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lavender
Middle Notes: Coriander, Cardamom, Pepper
Base Notes: Patchouli, Oakmoss, Ambergris, Vanilla
Gravitas Pour Homme is an adult fragrance that doesn’t look for compliments and really, it doesn’t care at all. Gravitas is austere and seems to be made for a man who doesn’t look for approval or validation. It is what it wants to be, like it or not. According to Dan Naughton, Gravitas will be available online in February 2020, and it will also be available in the UK, USA, and most countries in the EU soon. The goal is to go worldwide afterwards.