Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Monday, April 15, 2013

Coty Sand and Sable

Jasmine, Gardenia, Peach, Gardenia, Green Notes.

My initial reaction to this 1981 floral concoction is DAMN ! This heady brew is not for everyone and that includes those in proximity to the wearer.

Bordering on crass, Sand and Sable opens with both barrels. I have to tell you that this particular scent simply isn't my cup of tea, but I know from researching it that others like it enough to own it and give it a thumbs up. As for me, Sand and Sable succeeded where many, many others have failed......and that is to give me an eye-piercing headache. I kid you not when I say I had to remove it from my skin ( more than once ) and take some Ibuprofen.

Naturally, the presence would have eventually dissipated and become somewhat tolerable, but I could not wait it out. I don't enjoy headaches and each time I have sampled Sand and Sable, a noticeable and throbbing pain would develop behind both eyes.

I love fragrance and especially sampling all manner of diverse creations, but I draw the line at physical discomfort. I also thought I smelled Tuberose in this mix, but it's a mute point at this juncture.

On my skin, Sand and Sable is a very shrill and penetrating floral. Aside from the fact that an ingredient in its construction is very disagreeable with my chemistry, I doubt very highly that I could ever give this release a positive review. All treble with no midrange or base is not a good thing in my book. Since I could not finish any of the wearings, a big, fat assed neutral rating is warranted with a strong recommendation to sample before purchase.


  1. Great and very entertaining review, Aromi--but why the neutral rating? Sounds like a big fat thumbs down! ;-)

  2. Hey sherapop. I never finished any of the wearings, so it didn't seem exactly fair ( technically ) to give it a thumbs down. Either way, it was a scrubber for me.......

  3. The best perfume ever made!!!!!!! I havent stopped wearing it since my best friend in 10th grade was wearing it. Amazing smell! And every time I wear it, everyone wants to know what it is! And men love it!!! I have had 5 married men ask me what I was wearing and where to buy it!