Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux

A Quiet Morning is a transparent, yet full bodied incense woody from Miller et Bertaux. My thanks to Carrie once again for sending me this sample as I have been meaning to get around to this house sooner or later.

A "light" fragrance that has some substance is always nice to run across. They seem to work best for me in warm months or if I know I'll be in close quarters. The incense isn't a church rendition. It's like a hologram note that tells you it's incense and that it's there, but it really is a spatial note. It has breathing room and that's a good thing considering the name and theme of this fragrance.

A Quiet Morning opens politely with a turmeric-saffron accord that feels damp. Moist may be a better description and there's no bitterness that I can perceive here. There's rice,palm blossom and neroli listed in the heart, but I cannot claim to differentiate them. I "feel" they somehow augment the scent for the sake of substance, but I don't smell them individually. Even as a "team", I would never guess what they consisted of.

Once the opening begins to transition, cedar from the base accord is starting to meld with the incense. The subtle change in this wood accord is from the emergence of sandal, albeit it's an almost imperceptible shift and does not change the volume. The saffron note is barely noticeable by this stage, but enough remains to enhance the wood and incense. The gist of A Quiet Morning is....well.....quiet and basically linear. It succeeds in being pleasant, a bit bouyant while retaining the essence of a heavier scent. It's rather well done in a simplistic way and I would wear it in a heartbeat.

Thumbs up from Aromi for A Quiet Morning by Miller et Bertaux.


  1. I so wanted this to work on me. The brightness on opening was just too much for me.

    I have a recently purchased sample of Comme des Garcons Odeur 71 that sadly did not work for me, and it has your name on it, unless you've already tried it. Starting another pile for you. :)

  2. Bummer !....Sorry that you didn't like it Carrie.

    If there's scents I reviewed and you want to try them, just give me a shout. :)I'd be happy to send you samples of them !