Arcipelago Donna Eau de Parfum

Arcipelago Donna (Eau de Parfum) by Acqua dell'Elba
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Arcipelago Donna (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Acqua dell'Elba for women. The release year is unknown. The scent is fruity-floral. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemonLemon Mandarin orangeMandarin orange ApricotApricot
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmineJasmine Everlasting flowerEverlasting flower AcaciaAcacia Orange blossomOrange blossom
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwoodCedarwood Arbutus MossMoss

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Scent

8.0104 Ratings

Longevity

7.497 Ratings

Sillage

6.996 Ratings

Bottle

7.885 Ratings
Submitted by Fran, last update on 15.05.2022.
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9
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
8
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Un bagno di fiori
Did it ever cross your mind to sink into a bath of flowers, spritzed with sparkly citrus and sprinkled with a Mediterranean breeze, an undercurrent that's hard to define wrapping you in bliss while you lay your head to rest? Well, Acqua dell'Elba's eau de parfum version of Arcipelago Donna might just be exactly what you wish for. And what a joy it is sinking into it.
Unapologetically floral in the warm Italian sense of the term, Arcipelago almost literally washes over you, opening with a lemon-and-mandarin-orange lemonade spritz that punches in a good, fizzy sort of way. And – to my nose at least – knocks out the apricot listed in the pyramid. This, then, turns out to be the short-but-sweet overture to a high-summer wave of mainly jasmin coupled with immortelle and orange blossom brightness. Intoxicating to say the least.
There's just the slightest hint of something watery-salty which remains a bit of a mystery, giving the fragrance that typical airiness of the Mediterranean coast. As it develops, the wonderful bouquet, which in its fullest bloom is almost an choir of colours, fades all-too-quickly. What you're left with is an ever so light amberiness that sits really close to the skin, albeit for a certain period of time. This faint trace of amber might come from the arbutus in the base, who knows (I had to look up what it actually is). I don't pick up on the cedar in the base, which I find a pity.
Its relative longevity as a simplified skin scent notwithstanding, Arcipelago Donna after about two hours produces that particular urge in the perfume afficionado: to reach for the bottle and reapply, just to re-experience that opening and (in this case) first phase of the drydown. Because, well, who wouldn't for an hour or two want to sink into a bath of citrus-crowned, almost secretly sea-salted Mediterranean flowers?
7.5
Scent
6
Longevity
4
Sillage
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Palonera
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in long darkness
A November day as if from a fairy tale book: the sun, it shines, lies in a coma, does not care a penny about the time of day, which should be bright, radiant, awake.
At least for chaperoning, 12:30 at noon.
Dark grey on looking up, grey-green leaves in front of my foot, dull, flat, even the rustling is too much for him now.
A cold wind from north-northeast, scalpel-sharp, stabs and cuts forehead and cheeks, drives through down, skin and bones directly into my intestines.
You can't feel the few degrees above zero anymore - hands, feet, nose are as deaf as my ear.

That day it was that we met, Arcipelago Donna and me.
On this day, which was as far from the sun as no other, hardly a second, she rolled into my hand.
A sample, turquoise filled.
"Summer in the bottle" was the name of it, the embers of the south, the sun and the sea.
Hot sand under your feet, sun cream, almost sweated away, palm trees, cocktails, soft wind.
A calendar that doesn't know November.
The bar was already damn high.

A little bright, a little fresh in the beginning, just seconds.
Sunny, dense, compact and warm.
Apricots, fully ripe, dried.
Water that flows into my mouth.
"Bath & Beauty" comes to mind, Joops "Le Bain", closely followed by "Roma", by "Laguna".
Dense, gentle fragrances, velvety, sun-heavy.
Per la Donna, of course.
Women like Ornella Muti, the young Sophia Loren, curvy, sensual, innocent lascivious.
Forbidden fruits, more sweetness than juice, velvet bedded, vanilla-covered.
Black gold, candlelight on a heavy night.
So warm, so soft, so belly skin like.
Golden brown tanned, anointed, creamed in the bathhouse, the Turkish one, by strong, tender hands.
No sea, no beach, no white sand - not on me, on my skin.

A scent that warms.
The one who spoils, the one who reconciles with all the grey, the dreariness in front of the door.
It closes my eyes, lowers my shoulders, it makes my breath flow more calmly.
A scent for November, December - a little sun in long darkness.

PS: Leonessa - thank you!
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 4 years ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Mediterranean sea in a chic bottle: very fresh , aromatic and perfect in summer

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