Friday, January 29, 2010
Profumo di Pantelleria
Profumo di Pantelleria is yet another fresh and more than adequate rendition. What is slightly different about this one is its lack of woodiness that usually accompanies scents of this ilk. This isn't a ground breaking fragrance. It's very pleasant and clean smelling. Implementing good ingredients seems to have that effect.
This is an opening with dominant lemon and a secondary orange on its heels. It borders on sharp, but doesn't stay edgy very long. The floral heart is more of a backdrop that softens the citrus than it is a transitionary accord. It's there, but only as support and stays passive. A wispy rendition of basil and thyme alongside a more noticeable lavender augment the citric accord and succeed in giving it some substance.
Ambergris, patchouli and oakmoss constitute the base accord. They are low volume notes intermingled one with the other and take some time to appear. I deduct this is in keeping with the theme of this creation. With the exception of the first minute or so, the remainder of the scent never exceeds a certain amount of sillage and seems to stay at that volume for a good amount of time. This balance is executed rather proficiently.
My only wish ( or gripe for that matter) is that these niche releases that are priced $1.50 per ml and higher should come in 15ml, 30ml, 50ml and 100ml bottles. People of my economic status would be much more inclined to purchase than to sample and move on.