Rosamunda by Laboratorio Olfattivo
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Rosamunda is a popular perfume by Laboratorio Olfattivo for women and was released in 2012. The scent is flowery-spicy. It is being marketed by Kaon.

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Perfumer

Marie Duchêne

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesRose, Saffron
Heart Notes Heart NotesBulgarian rose, Patchouli, Turkish rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmbergris, Musk, Oud, Sandalwood, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (17 Ratings)

Longevity

6.3 (14 Ratings)

Sillage

5.6 (14 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (20 Ratings)
Submitted by Perdita, last update on 28.03.2017
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1
A solid Oriental
Here’s another winner from this fairly underrated and totally respectable brand. Nothing groundbreaking, but a solid, rich, unpretentious yet absolutely well-made rose-patchouli-oud scent. Rosamunda smells of genuine, simple, lively and dense rose with initially a bright frame rich in alluring, warm nuances: patchouli, woods, something spicy (cumin, I think), perhaps carnation and something ambery-resinous providing a super cozy and utterly pleasant feel of warmth. As minutes pass it becomes then darker as the oud note emerges; it’s a synthetic a uninteresting kind of oud, but it works here, as it seems basically meant to provide just a dry-smoky shade on the base. So, basically an Oriental ambery rose-patchouli-oud scent; dark yet warm and “friendly”, also thanks to the sweet touch of sandalwood. That’s it: it may sound generic, but it isn’t. It’s simple but so nicely blended that it ends up it being quite distinctive, terribly pleasant to wear, much elegant, as much unpretentious as memorable. And well made to any extent in my opinion. Given the fair price, can’t go wrong with this. The only flaw may be the persistence, which isn’t great, but apart from that, another solid offering from this solid Italian brand (far more solid than most of others here, if you ask me).

7,5/10
Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
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The Trendy Triad
Rose, saffron, and oud have become a popular combination of notes in the last couple of years. Lots of niche perfume houses have launched their version of what is without question a pleasing conjunction of notes. Laboratorio Olfattivo ROSAMUNDA is one of the more recent examples. Because ROSAMUNDA throws some patchouli into the mix, this composition lies at the intersection of the rose-saffron-oud and the rose-patchouli perfumes familiar to me, including Juliette Has A Gun VENGEANCE EXTREME, which may be the most extreme combination of rose and patchouli around. Well, it's certainly loud!

The first time that I applied ROSAMUNDA, I thought immediately of Bond no 9 NEW YORK OUD, which to my nose is more of a saffron-rose than an oud-rose. So I decided to do a side-by-side test and discovered that I prefer the Bond precisely because the oud is lower key and the rose is amped up. For that same reason, those who were disappointed with NEW YORK OUD may prefer ROSAMUNDA, as the oud is quite a bit more marked than either the rose or the saffron. I also detect a significant dose of ambroxan in this composition, which some people really dig (although I do not...).

These are all fine shades of difference, however. The rose-oud-saffron (plus or minus patchouli) perfumes abound, so choosing the best one has got to involve a skin test. ROSAMUNDA is not my favorite of either the trendy triad or the rose-patchouli perfumes currently available, but I'm sure that others may fall in love with it, depending on their idiosyncratic tastes.
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