Friday, December 10, 2010
Paestum Rose by Eau D'Italie
Wearing this scent, I find the rose to be almost transparent. It's a dry, pastel-like rendition evoking the softness inherent in this flower. While it's airy, it has substance enough to carry the fragrance and incense helps it accomplish this. The rose and incense are in the heartnotes, but I get them immediately upon application; along with a subtle spice courtesy of pepper. These three ( to me) are the bread and butter of Paestum Rose; all the while being versatile enough for either sex.
Myrrh, Opoponax, Papyrus and Wenghe are listed as the base accord. I cannot claim to be familiar with Papyrus or Wenghe as parfum notes, but I cannot detect old paper as an aroma anywhere in Eau D'Italie. The Myrrh and Opoponax revitalize the incense and they keep pace with the soft rendition of rose for quite some time. With incense being used as a fragrance note more frequently, I have not only become accustomed to it in perfumery, I have found myself enjoying most implementations of it. Paestum Rose is a fine example of a rose-incense accord in modern releases and I find this Eau D'Italie creation bottle worthy for rose lovers.
Add one more to the list of wardrobe additions for 2011. Thumbs up for Paestum Rose.