Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Casino EDC by Novaya Zarya

Bergamot, Lavender, Basil, Sage, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Moss, Verbena, Sandalwood.

After wearing Casino a few times, I naturally had Mrs. Aromi give me her take on what it is she smelled as I offered a fragrant hand her way. "Old soap" was her brief reply and just as quickly, she went back to watching the "Big Bang Theory". I can only guess that Sheldon Cooper would have given a similar, abbreviated opinion.

As for me, I get the soapy Lavender accord, but at least I don't find it "old" or of the caustic variety. Casino is EDC strength and its longevity is in keeping with that. I admit to liking the spicy-clean opening and also the fact that Casino has a thick quality to it during the top accord. This denseness diffuses rather quickly and transitions to a more spacious accord of lavender, soft spice and a subtle mixture of herb, fruit and orange.

After 15 minutes of heavy sprays, Casino shows its hole card and is exposed for the Eau de Cologne it really is. I suppose if I only owned a handful of fragrances and landed upon this one, only to find it had no longevity, I'd be disappointed. That said, I'm genuinely not disappointed nor impressed as I own many with nuclear longevity if that's what I'm hankering for on any particular day.

Casino evolves into a skin scent within 20 minutes that consists of soapy Lavender, mild Jasmine, Ylang and residual citrus. I will find occasion to wear Casino due to my work environment and need to wear a variety of different aromas. For as economical as it is, it provides minimal enjoyment that's commensurate with its price point. Sillage is very moderate with longevity approximately 3 hours with most as a personal space scent. Neutral rating from Aromi due to performance and lack of creativity. As always, a sample wear is highly recommended in spite of this costing peanuts.

3 comments:

  1. hehee, love Mrs. A's comment and television-viewing choice!

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  2. your wife sounds like a woman who shoots from the hip. I sometimes wonder about perceptions of the same fragrance by different genders - it seems I read a lot of guys who write about how much they like a fragrance, or at least appreciate it, and these sentiments are often accompanied by the opinions of their significant others, who seem to have divergent opinions. It's as if male sentiments for fragrance trend toward a unique realm of duskier, darker things that women don't necessarily find to be all that remarkable or attractive. It's weird.

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  3. My wife is the Queen of 2 and 3 word reviews. Maybe one out of 50 fragrances are "okay", but on the whole she doesn't care for fragrances. I ask her opinion mostly because her reactions and descriptions are immediate, regardless of whether or not they are accurate. She's the only woman I know who has an extensive perfume collection that she never purchased nor rarely ( if ever ) wears.....

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