Taormine by Keiko Mecheri
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Taormine is a perfume by Keiko Mecheri for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is citrusy-fresh. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Sicilian petitgrain, Calabrian bergamot, Italian lemon, Bitter almond, Aromatic notes, Floral notes, Leather



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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 18.02.2019.
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Complex Almond-Ambergris-Floral Cookie (and that's a good thing...)
I would not characterize Keiko Mecheri TAORMINE as a citrus cologne per se--but I would say that it's a scrumptious perfume! There is some real complexity to this creation, beginning with a green, almost hyacinth-like opening, which is somewhat fleeting and gives way within a couple of minutes to a mid-stage where I thought that I was detecting ambergris, although it is not listed in the notes above.

In any case, as TAORMINE dries down, a whole different demeanor emerges, and I come away thinking of this as a heliotropin-almond fragrance. Perhaps I have only smelled heliotrope in fragrances which also feature almond, in which case I may be confusing some aspect of the two. But this definitely smells like slightly sweet almonds in a buttery floral-scented cookie. Yum!

To me, this warm, feminine composition seems very well suited as a fragrance for cooler weather or wintertime. I hope that I can still get my hands on a bottle of TAORMINE, which I now see was a limited edition release... This is definitely my favorite of the limited edition Keiko Mecheri perfumes I've tried to date.
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not for me
Keiko Mecheri seems to be one of those perfume lines that, try as I might, I can't "get." I feel like there is some subtle beauty to these scents (and I've tried at least half of them) that simply eludes me.

Taormine starts with a pale citrus and an almond note that, in the US, is often associated with Jergens' Lotion. It's entirely pleasant, but more like an inexpensive toiletry than a niche perfume. It stays quite close to my skin. Within an hour, it fades substantially and develops a slightly mineral note that I sometimes get from citrus scents. Even though I love many scents that feature citrus or almond, this one isn't for me.
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