Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, July 27, 2012

So De La Renta

Gardenia, Freesia, Clementine, Watermelon, Kiwi, Mango, Cardamom.
Pimento Leaves, Daffodil, Tuberose, Jasmine, Peony, Lotus.
Musk, Plum, Vanilla.

Recently, I found a 7.5ml. spray bottle of this perfume at a local store and picked it up unsniffed. To be more accurate, I found quite a few minis of rather interesting feminines and bought them all. I admit that I didn't expect much from this De La Renta and decided to try it yesterday. Like the listed accords, it is extremely foral with just enough fruit to give it a sense of balance. What So De La Renta doesn't do is subjugate you with old school overkill. It only takes this fragrance a few minutes to settle down into a comfortable wear.

For whatever reason, this is reminiscent of releases from the 1980's instead of later 90's, but not where presence is concerned. I'm grateful that it's not a sillage monster because it would simply be too much. So De La Renta is a controlled scent and because of the note implementation, this might be its most valuable asset.

The opening is a sparkling conglomeration of florals and subtle fruit with Freesia and a green leaf quality front and center. The leaf slowly becomes more prominent going into the heart accord and reminds me of a moist, young stem. The Freesia backs down rather quickly, making way for a very soft rendition of rose and jasmine to assimilate into the progression. The entire time these fast transitions are taking place, there's a subtle background of miscellaneous fruit and flowers augmenting the accord. It's here where So De La Renta convinces me that its quite the nice feminine fragrance.

Is this incendiary or capable of the WOW factor? No, not to me it isn't, but So De La Renta is consistent in its aroma, feel and volume. It's an extremely comfortable feminine scent that feels well suited for spring and summer. It's also a fruity-floral that should no doubt perform well on young women as well as more mature.

This is one of the more easy-to-wear perfumes of this genre I have tried. It can be worn in casual settings to more serious ones and no one would bat an eye. It's always nice to stumble upon something versatile and uncomplicated.

Sillage is average after the first few minutes and longevity is approximately 4 hours ( max ) on my skin. The base and drydown never relinquish vanilla like I expected, but nothing is worse for the wear because of it. I do experience a resin-musk quality, but it's a little quirky yet very acceptable. Thumbs up from Aromi for So De La Renta.


  1. I have just purchased this incredibly pretty perfume blind,as it was so cheap....£21 for 100 ml!!!! I must say i am very pleased with it. So is a utterly feminine fragrance and i love it!!!!!

  2. Hi Melanie Lisa ! Yes, it is good bang for the buck !!!