Isos Eau de Parfum

Isos (Eau de Parfum) by Farmacia SS. Annunziata
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Isos (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Farmacia SS. Annunziata for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesElemi resin
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlack pepper, Green pepper
Base Notes Base NotesWoods, Musk



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Submitted by Antoine, last update on 19.10.2020.

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It is possible that the scent was reformulated. See Parfumo Research for details.
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Top Review    9  
Outside-I'll be off!
Unfortunately I couldn't find anything about Isos, more about Isis and of course a lot about Iso! On the page of Farmacia you can read about the following: A spicy fragrance; memories of flavours and scents from distant lands.
Well then let's go to the distant lands.
Isos welcomes you with a cool and fresh surge, minimally spicy and spicy. My thoughts are immediately with Molecule01, but also similarities to the Zarkos Buddha-Wood, Oud'ish or Supercharged Molecule can be recognized. After a few minutes a hint of mint accompanies the few flowers left over in autumn, these also have a slight white and ozonic touch, you can imagine yourself as Shelter Island Light, but without oud and aquatics.
In some cases they exude a pungent aroma, but they do not particularly characterise the scent. This is mainly due to the spices and woods that can bring a lot of "spicy" in, but the emphasis is on the woods that radiate a nice dryness, perhaps stolen at 450. The fragrance has for me a Nordic touch ala agonist, cool, clean, striking. But could also fit very well into the series of Profumum Roma's Thundra, Olibanum, Santalum and IchNusa, since they all have a clear ethereal character - a common denominator. Perhaps this effect is also due to the "fresh", invigorating pepper (juniper?), which gives Isos a certain edge and then distinguishes it from 450 Isos has a slightly meditative effect for me, perhaps it also means "distant lands", so that would fit pretty in the sports check advertisement "I'll be gone then".
For me already the 3rd beautiful scent of Farmacia SS. even if no one has made me yuchtz completely so far, I like all of them above average so far. The shelf life is very good with 6-7 hours, the Sillage moves in the midfield.

Suitability for everyday use: 8/10
Well-being factor: 8/10
Wow effect: 7/10
Price/Performance: 7/10
Idea+Implementation: 9/10
Packaging/Bottling: 9/10
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Even though Isos suffers from some of the same issues of projection and longevity that plague other fragrances from Farmacia Santissima Annunziata, it also has unique qualities I find appealing. Whether or not those qualities are unique enough or appealing enough to pay the full bottle prices of this house is another matter.

Instead of focusing on Isos's shortcomings, there is a particular aspect of the perfume some may find to their liking. If you live in a warm weather climate you may find it suitable as a deep, yet cooling sort of cologne. That is, as long as you don’t expect Isos to perform like a more potent, longer lasting edt or edp.

It fills this cologne-like requirement in two ways. The first is that Isos provides an actual cooling effect, felt as a slight tingling, mint/menthol sensation when spritzed on the skin. Similarly, each time I catch its scent I get a slight sensation of menthol. Now, before I put anyone off, let me emphasize the word “slight." It really is just a VERY mild sensation.

Isos also has a textural aura I find cooling. It's a rough, gray scale quality that I experience like the shades of white to gray seen in a cumulus cloud as it passes in front of the sun on a hot day. That shadowy gray is built on Isos’s woody base and leans towards a balanced blend of juniper, cedar and vetiver as its dominant accord. Its pleasantly rough edge comes from pepper and clove which are well blended with the base.

Now, after mining Isos for all those attributes we come to the issue of cost: 95€/$130. If you decide to try Isos and find you like the effects I’ve described -but are allergic to the price- I would suggest trying Eau Profonde by Thirdman. It's a cologne with an unusually deep base that is less expensive and has a similar gray scale cooling sensation of clouds passing in front of the sun.

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