Fiore di Riso by Farmacia SS. Annunziata
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Fiore di Riso is a perfume by Farmacia SS. Annunziata for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is floral-sweet. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesWhite blossoms
Heart Notes Heart NotesDavana, Ginger, Tagetes
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Sandalwood



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Submitted by Odeur23, last update on 14.07.2020.
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Che peccato!
The English translation, “rice flower”, refers to clusters of tiny flower heads that look like -wait for it- grains of rice and are often used to accent floral arrangements. Like the scent of tiny flowers, Fiore di Riso is an intimate fragrance with the delicate projection of a corsage or boutonnière rather than an entire bouquet. So, even if my theory about the name is off the mark, the name Fiore di Riso still seems fitting for the character of this scent.

The development of Fiore di Riso is something really special. It opens with bergamot laced white florals which are eventually shaded and tempered by marigold and ginger rising out of the heart. Ginger can be smelled clearly as its own note but its spiciness also blends with the florals creating the slight peppery quality you sometimes experience sniffing real flower blossoms.

Then there’s that note in the pyramid called davana.

I'd never heard of davana until I received my sample of Fiore di Riso so I searched the inter-webs for a clue to its smell. The most helpful information came from an article on the blog, Perfume Project NW. The author sent samples of davana essential oil to several of her readers. As you’d expect with any fragrance, their responses varied widely. But a few notes were consistently mentioned: fruit (specifically strawberry and peach), as well as notes I would roughly classify as camphorous (mothballs, mint, medicinal). I gave my wrist another sniff and realized Fiore di Riso seemed to have a nice, round peach note complimenting the florals. Whether it was actually the contribution of davana, I’m not sure. But what I perceived as peach was pleasant and not overly sweet.
Here is the link to the article on Perfume Project NW:

By the time Fiore di Riso reaches its final stage it becomes a warm, creamy amalgam of vanilla, florals and sandalwood. It’s not bad, but I found this outcome disappointing after all the promise of it developing into a beautiful and unique perfume. Since the scent of the final stage will be with you for hours and Fiore di Riso is such a delicate skin scent I would find it difficult to justify spending €110/$160 for a bottle. Che peccato!
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