Unum - Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto 2017

Unum - Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto by Filippo Sorcinelli
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Unum - Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto is a popular perfume by Filippo Sorcinelli for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is spicy-resinous. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPetitgrainPetitgrain BergamotBergamot GalbanumGalbanum MyrrhMyrrh
Heart Notes Heart NotesCedarwoodCedarwood GeraniumGeranium Clary sageClary sage Cinnamon leafCinnamon leaf StyraxStyrax Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesFrankincenseFrankincense BenzoinBenzoin Tonka beanTonka bean TobaccoTobacco AmberAmber SandalwoodSandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.8116 Ratings

Longevity

8.5102 Ratings

Sillage

7.9104 Ratings

Bottle

8.1105 Ratings

Value for money

6.122 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 01.05.2022.
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Bearsmell

57 Reviews
Bearsmell
Bearsmell
   2  
Live in the past
The fragrance opens with a fizzy glow of crackling petitgrain and bergamot, which lifts up to reveal the heart: a breathtaking wall of scent, flawlessly blended cedar with spice, like cinnamon, and clary sage, ylang ylang, and resins. The drydown evokes what we imagine the seminary could have been, its stone walled building resonating with sandalwood, rituals cloaked in incense and benzoin, and the warm puff of tobacco. It transports you into Giacomelli’s photographs of the clergymen smoking cigars - when the rector saw these images, it was the last straw, and Giacomelli was prevented from ever photographing at the seminary again.
10
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
10
Pricing
EnCuirNoir

5 Reviews
EnCuirNoir
EnCuirNoir
   1  
Balad of unforgotten dreams
Smells like asexuality, inability to be loved, lonliness, regret and very very old things long expired & made of unattractive old withered trees.

I have no hands
that caress my face,

(heavy is the weight
of these words
that know no love)

I don't know the sweet pleasure
of abandoning you

I had to be
the guardian
of your loneliness

Me,
the savior
of lost hours.

A poem that this perfume has borrowed its first sentence; And shares its soul with. The presentation too, is taken from Mario Giacomelli's project with the same name and concept (also inspired by the same cold and catching poem). Those pictures to me act as a prequel to the poem, and share the vibe with the perfumes opening hours of warm denial in a cold emptiness that will inevitably catch up.

Review:
I initially had wrote a review explaining notes and their progression hour by hour, but how pointless is that for such a parfum which is more art than fashion and more melancholia than art. Beyond the notes listed here, which are accurately listed and are shed layer at a time, great pyramid and accurate votes, you will exactly get the dominant votes of each layer in with your first inhale an spicy (cinnamon) punch of incense and myrrh, half the sweetness of the full-bodied myrrh leaves and the almost edible Christmas treat gets into an spanish leather accord with now more dominant styrax added to the cinnamon and the omnipresent Incense, it's an spanish leather, an old withered one without any fat or musk left in, and finally it gets hardcore on the Incense and it's not a one dimensional one, with a divine touch of myrrh... The scent reminds me of very old home libraries, soaked old Spanish leather, wet carpet, expired church Incense and even beyond all the resembling scents it evokes certain feelings of being outdated, forgotten and alone in the modern world. It should be exprienced and it will ruin your shiny smile, darken your bright day and put you in the shoes of a manifestation of all that's been lonely.

To whom do I recommend? If you like perfumery and scents as an art, try this, doesn't matter if you'll like to wear it or not, you'll enjoy its haunting journey, if you like the idea of a sad Kouros, damp woodies, old books, old damp Spanish leathers, church Incense, smokes this is for you, if you enjoy a little grief or the thought of death comforts you here's a cold dark welcome, eerie and melancholic, it's also a great parfum to layer and add smokiness. If you don't like Lars von Trier features, can't stand Schubert and are looking for sth to smell attractive stay away you're probably not ready. The sweetness isn't cute, the spices aren't playful, the Incense isn't passionate, the leather not kinky.

It lasts a very long time (at least 10, probably 12+) and projects almost too much for first 3 hours (1 spray) and stays noticeable for many more after that. The transition starts with losing top notes and showing warmth of middle notes before presenting her full beauty with the undeniable darkness of base notes. Again a well done pyramid to represent the scent accurately. After many wearings I see a damp smoky Incense and cedar throughout as the main star which gets darker and less sweet and I love it more every passing hour.
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
JoHannes
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JoHannes
JoHannes
Top Review    29  
kurt schwitters tête -à-tête with marina abramović
on this midsummer night: 1984
in the basilica di san pietro, piazza san pietro, 00120 città del vaticano
in danced-through cinnamon slippers
without chairs without table
dada? da da da?

ratzinger pulls out his iphone, playlist:
"psychedelic colophony in paradise"
uno due tre: jesus in chains in d minor, with david bowie
adriano celentano warbles "prisencolinensinainciusol"
callas performs: high mass!
norma? children's screams!

meanwhile:
burning car tires
are baptized by altar boys with myrrh
in nomine patri!
intoxicated nuns incense flowers grass spices
everything everything in the tabernacle
amen?

the purple cardinals
sucking infatuated licorice hostesses: MEA CULPA
ratzinger stares out of the thurible into the offertory
the camerlengo swings himself on the thurible
sings shouts rages over the altar
in nomine patri? MAXIMA!

schwitters sleeps in the face of the madonna
too many looks too many tears too much despair
the abramović, she: looks looks looks
begs whispers cries schwitters in the ear:
"IO NON HO MANI CHE MI ACCAREZZINO IL VOLTO"
why is he silent?

next door:
endless dada-incense-flower-myrrh-mass
smoke (flickering, but finally: white) rises
on petersplatz the popes dance

schwitters fetches a box:
cigars, wrapped in yellowed paper, by fidel
avenged!

the abramović steps onto the balcony, waves
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9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Clausd
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Clausd
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Forte Intenso Cuddling Power
In the morning I stood again in front of the perfume cabinet and asked what I was in the mood for today. From the evening before there was still the "Unum - Io Non Ho Mani..." on my left arm, still quite intense. On the right, Musc Ravageur was allowed to join it... and what can I say: there is a clear similarity for me in the basic theme But the MR still has a very light soft-citric touch, I thought of the Nishane Ani.
What could be more obvious than to give a mini splash of the ani on the Unum - Io Non Ho Mani.
and lo and behold, wow - a turbo MR has been created.
More intense, longer lasting and wonderful ... i will probably lay more often now :-)
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7.5
Scent
10
Longevity
8
Sillage
5
Bottle
2
Pricing
Lucy55
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Lucy55
Helpful Review    10  
Not for ordinary citizens
This fragrance is only suitable as an art object. Too conceptual to wear (especially regularly). But smell and be horrified / impressed - quite good.
The aroma is dynamite!
It contains all the charm of petrochemistry - shoe polish, bitumen, fresh asphalt. It's all hot and "delicious". And from somewhere you look shy and well-behaved, decent tobacco, sage, cinnamon. Then out comes a candy bar with myrrh and benzoin...

And if you haven't rolled flat to death in the first 5-10 minutes, you might even like the smell
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10
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Floyd
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Floyd
Floyd
Top Review    38  
A temple for spiritual beings
In the loud glow of the blazing cold
i stare at billowing clouds of ice-green smoke, streaming backwards into a magical myrrh, strangely drawn in by the knotty branches that twist and turn like hundreds of hands in all directions of the vast desert. In the rumbling thunderstorm, blinded by lightning flashes of bitter-green citrus peel, the highly flickering bitter-sweet sage, in the cloudy mist of a firework of dark-sand cinnamon leaves, I pause admiring the tree as it spicily warms the frosty clouds, rooted in the earthy smoke of yellow-brown galbanum. Like the beginning of a happy frenzy, the scent of the smoke hits me in my stomach and sends me on a

Ride on the incense stick
into transfigured memories, washed-out time, matted shaggies full of curd soap, knotted by a girl who smells like Nag Champa. I see them dancing in sandalwood, in flowing colours of sweet flowers, bursting into vanilla resins, not moving on for many hours. I ride the smoke through walls of warm Washburn guitars, which in shimmering feedback, far out in the room, leave wonderfully soft waves in the hypnotic reverb. Sometimes I think that the scent of forest floor can be seen in it, only to immediately hide again in the slowly approaching veil of mist of warm incense.

Tobacco Tantra
When I notice that my incense is riding on the soft waves in the hall, only fine threads are pulling towards me, I find myself under a light brown shimmering roof made of spicy tobacco leaf, sweating little golden pearls of medically sweet benzoes. Quietly meandering mantras on a harmonium made of tonka, the evening amber veins shimmer like honey into the tobacco awning, even after eleven hours still, soft as the distant threads of smoke.
**
A temple for spiritual beings, full of bright images, shimmering colours, ritual smoke and buzzing sitar. A fragrance which, because of its bulky cool top note and the smoky hippieesque heart of sandalwood, sweet blossoms and resins, would not open itself to me at first attempt, but whose echo never let go of me and which, months later and enriched by many scent experiences, was able to convince me absolutely.

(With thanks to Mermaid and Can777)
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8
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6
Sillage
Stanze
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Stanze
Stanze
Top Review    22  
Giacomelli and Turoldo with hand and foot in the stable
It has been many years since a pianist told me about a Hungarian colleague who brought Hungarian songs and creatures closer to him, including an alleged Christmas carol in which the lines "Jesus brought me shoes, but I have no feet" appeared. Since I had lived with a Hungarian for a while in a flat-sharing community and had read some books by Hungarian authors (in German translation), the existence of such a depressive Hungarian Christmas song seems quite possible to me. The poem by David Maria Turoldo "I have no hands to caress my face" reminds me of these perhaps existing song lines Because you can also stroke your own face. Why can't Mr. Turoldo do that? I'm sure Turoldo had hands. I'm just a very pragmatic person.

Giacomelli probably wanted to express something completely different. Claudio Righetti, who knew Giacomelli, reported in the Thuner Tagblatt (what I read): "Giacomelli liked to flirt for life. But I was surprised at how many places, mostly small villages between Milano and Senigallia, he had lost his heart to a beautiful woman." It was probably a miracle for Giacomelli that the young priests from the photo series "Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto", despite their abstinence, laughed, danced and were happy. No woman caresses their faces, but the young priests are full of childlike enthusiasm. Cherchez la femme.

The blowing cassocks in Giacomelli's photos are reminiscent of the lid of the perfume. Giacomelli gave the priests cigars and they smoked. The tobacco note in Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto is very present after a while. Incense and myrrh recall the prayers of the priests. I find the incense quite strong already at the beginning. Yes, cinnamon is also in it.

Unfortunately Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto smells a bit like a stable in the middle part (?). How am I supposed to interpret that now? That makes it difficult for me to wear the perfume. In the base this stable note decreases. Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto would certainly not be suitable for my work, where I have to be master Proper personally. I would have given only 7.5 points but familiärer Tester M was totally thrilled. People who haven't worked in the stable that often probably don't mind the stable note at all. Or men like the perfume on women with pleasure (man looks for farmer's wife), which would have pleased Giacomelli then certainly. And so the circle closes.
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HajuvanaHajuvana 5 years ago
9
Scent
9
Longevity
10
Sillage
6
Bottle
Tiger Balm and cigarette ashes on late 1970s style aromatic fougère body.
Absolutely frightening projection. So what's not to like?

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Ascolta, dove sono le tui mani?
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Thank you all for the reactions and if you need to recover from the shock: there's a picture posted (of the other side of the bottle) in color in my Album, then it ain't that 'spooky'.
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