Sunday, January 1, 2012
Both share basil and thyme which are the dominant notes, yet they part ways categorically as far as listed notes go. As different as their listed notes are ( other than basil-thyme ), they still find a way to smell remarkably alike through the opening and heart accords. It's an interesting feat, but branch into different directions once the base and drydown transpire.
Virgilio is a nice, herbal woody that doesn't alienate with volume. It's also fairly linear with moderate projection and sillage. The longevity is about 4 hours on me and I find that reasonable. Even though I don't "love" Virgilio and prefer French Line for my basil fix, it's still a good scent that leans masculine but can be worn by both genders. Thumbs up from Aromi for Diptyque's Virgilio.