Friday, September 9, 2011
Acquae Nobilis by Profumum
No......Acquae Nobilis does not smell like Macassar. It's simply the opening note I'm referring to. That only lasts a few minutes before blending into a dry and somewhat grassy accord. The interplay of geranium and vetiver is what this fragrance is all about. The absinthe note is well played and adds a dimension that would otherwise be lacking in this linear scent.
Profumum has a proclivity for simple structure and rich implementation. Usually three or four notes of a denser nature seem to do it for them. I've found I like their mindset only because what they use is quality material. Like I've mentioned in other reviews, it doesn't mean I'll buy it or deem it a worthy addition to my wardrobe. The uncomplicated nature of their creations, coupled with excellent longevity, makes for a very comfortable ( albeit predictable) wear. There are times I want noticeable progressions in what I choose to wear........and other times simplicity is in order.
Acquae Nobilis is a very nice scent. It's not worth $240 per bottle to me, but once again I must say that if this house would release 30ml's, they would have more sales. Smooth, earthy and slightly grassy is the best way I can describe Acquae Nobilis in a nutshell. Thumbs up from Aromi for the scent and thumbs down for the price point.