Profumum Roma Santalum Eau de Parfum lives as much as its title: fumes, smoke, char. It’s paying homage to smoky, peaty Scotch, nevertheless it felt just like the smoke was intensified 10-fold throughout many of the put on. Each be aware within the perfume works to help darkish smoke–intense, charred, dry, and earthy: birch on hearth with straight whiskey over a dry, smoky, leathery base of vetiver.
- prime notes: whiskey
- coronary heart notes: birch
- base notes: vetiver
The opening was one of many brasher ones I’ve skilled: waves and waves of smoke from a charcoal grill; with a reputation like Fumidus, I used to be anticipating smoke, nevertheless it doesn’t maintain again. It took about 5 full minutes earlier than the charred smoke dialed down from a ten to an eight and the aroma of contemporary soil wafted via, drier soil moderately than damp soil. It was birch, burning at early daybreak, with a visual smoke plume, and it tempered solely faintly because it smelled of dry, aged leather-based and floor soil.
There it remained with the extent of smoky, virtually charred, birch drifting between excessive and better however given the bottom of vetiver itself was dry, leathery, and smoky, there have been no notes supposed to extinguish these black flames.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 1ml pattern vial (bought January 2022) dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain effectively right here in any other case.
It lasted for six hours till it was a skin-scent and about 12 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been average with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection inside two hours put on.
This was one of many tougher fragrances I’ve tried, and it wasn’t an pleasant problem as a result of I actually felt like I used to be virtually choking on the smoke from charred wooden! Each time I inhaled, I coughed involuntarily, because the dryness and extra charred smokiness (as an alternative of notes like like incense or tobacco) didn’t enchantment to me. I had my husband give my arm a sniff after an hour in, and he didn’t thoughts it, however I positively really feel like that is prone to be a scent that completely requires sampling except one actually has a way of perfume preferences.
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- 0.7ml pattern for $6
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