Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dilmun by Lorenzo Villoresi

Citrus, Orange Blossom, Green Leaves, Jasmine, Neroli, Laurel, Resins, Spruce resin, Vanilla.

Looking at the listed notes, I assumed Dilmun would be an overtly sweet orange bonanza. It's really not that at all, although the orange is prevalent.

Dilmun opens with the customary citrus and has orange leading the charge. It's a rather good introduction and right away you are able to determine that the orange rendition will not overstep its predetermined boundaries. This is actually a relief for me as I was expecting to use some emergency insulin.

No worries however as Dilmun is immediately tempered with leafy wood tones. This seems to pull the reigns in on the orange notes just enough. The citrus works well within these confines and makes the opening accord rather enjoyable.

It's here where the transition should be that Dilmun loses some of it's mystique. I understand if Lorenzo wanted to keep Dilmun streamlined, but I keep waiting for something.....anything........ to transpire.....and unfortunately for me, not much else does. Dilmun doesn't lose me here. It just disappoints somewhat.

The resins listed do materialize, but in a low key fashion. The volume attenuation is a problem for me. Once the opening dissipates, the remainder of the scent can't seem to live up to it's potential. In spite of being linear, Dilmun isn't near as bad as some reviews make it out to be. The problem is that it's too sedate.

Vanilla adds its fingerprint well into the extended drydown. It too is too little too late. I like the overall scent, but Dilmun is bogged down by its own sluggishness. The best I can rate this particular Villoresi is with a neutral. Sillage in the top accord is nice, but wanes quickly and longevity is average at best. A sample wear is definitely recommended, but you may find this to your liking because of its politeness and aroma.

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