Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Carlo Corinto

Lavender, Bergamot.
Carnation, Cardamom, Pine.
Amber, Leather, Musk, Patchouli.

I can recall about 3 years ago picking up a bottle of this online and after getting it, I compared it to the small atomizer of the original release I still had laying around. I was compelled to do so because the original formula was almost radioactive in strength, but had a depth that you don't forget. One healthy spritz would literally last all day long and I would receive compliments on it.

Sadly, I found out quickly that what I had purchased was a reformulation. However, the only reason it was a letdown ( of sorts ) was because of just how rich and complex the original rendition was. The new version is still very strong, but lacks some of its forerunner's character. If I had never experienced the original version, I would be none the wiser. The current Carlo Corinto is a powerful fragrance and to spray this with  abandon is a mistake.

Carlo Corinto is all about the green. The bottle is completely appropriate and the leprechauns on St. Patty's probably have a bottle of this stashed under their shamrocks. There are other elements floundering around under the pine, but they are subservient and have no choice but to pay homage. The woody pine quality remains throughout the life of Corinto and still holds the reigns tightly in the extended drydown.
This is where the difference lies in formulations. The original was just as green, but it possessed noticeable transitions and exhibited a clarity that the newer one does not. The accompanying notes are tuned lower and as a result, the pine completely dominates from start to finish. Corinto does begin to get leathery, but it takes awhile and succeeds in adding a much needed aspect to the accords.

Sillage and longevity will never be a concern here. Due to the strength and linearity of Corinto, a sample wear is most assuredly recommended. Thumbs up from Aromi for Carlo Corinto with a caution flag attached.

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