Gershwin by Maria Candida Gentile
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Gershwin is a perfume by Maria Candida Gentile for women and men and was released in 2009. The scent is woody-fresh. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBitter orange, Grapefruit, Black pepper, Sicilian lemon, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesSycamore, Water flowers
Base Notes Base NotesClove, Sandalwood, Frankincense



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A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme is the name of the most famous recording by jazz legend John Coltrane. The record, recorded in December 1964 and released in 1965, is considered by many experts to be the best jazz recording of all time. Much more than George Gershwin, rather a classical composer after whom this fragrance is named, Coltranes A Love Supreme stands for jazz par excellence. Maria Candida Gentiles Gershwin actually cleverly represents the idea of this music, because improvisation with all its surprising changes of direction is olfactorily depicted here: bitter-sharp Hesperidia in the beginning, change to pepper, almost at the same time bright, sharp incense without sacral components: It's profane here. The biting, maybe a little harsh smell in a basement club.
Waterflower (see Ingredients) is the name given to the wood anemone. The modest little flower is rarely used in fragrances. I wonder what it smells like after maceration or distillation? It will not really assert itself against the louder tones of incense, pepper and citric notes anyway. Neither is Sycamore, the American plane tree. Whatever the case, wood (wind) instruments sound along with it.
For me, the combination of these tones in the heart and base note results in a todays melody, somewhat sharp, but nevertheless fascinating, initially loud, somewhat shrill, then always calmer when the night gets longer.
Whether Gershwin or Coltrane: the scent is something like a solitaire, even if there are so many incense scents in the meantime. At least he does not orientate himself on the mainstream, but tries to go other ways. That deserves respect and pleases. Even if you need time to listen to jazz, especially A Love Supreme
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“Gershwin” is Maria Candida Gentile's most citrusy perfume I've sampled so far. It contains a rather unconventional combination of various citruses and incense, which led me to dubbing the perfume “liturgical citrus”. Allegedly, Ms Gentile utilises a large amount of natural ingredients in her perfumes (according to some accounts they're 100% natural, which I would definitely take with a pinch of salt). I'm not sure I'd be able to tell the difference between a natural molecule and a synthetic one, but “Gershwin” does smell “natural”. The citruses in it are not overdone (there's no acidic sourness irritating your nostrils here); on the contrary, they exude a pleasantly zesty aroma, bringing to mind their flesh as well as their rind. After a while, incense arrives on the scene. In my opinion, it is the intriguing citrus-incense combination which prevents the scent from being categorised as yet another citrus-based summer cologne. The combo is improved even more by cloves in the base.

Nevertheless, “Gershwin”´s greatest strength (a high amount of natural notes) is, at the same time, its biggest drawback. On my skin, the fragrance has a weak sillage, not to mention its poor longevity. It basically evaporates almost completely within 2-3 hours. At this price range, I'd expect much more convincing results in these two departments. That being said, “Gershwin” is a fine scent that every perfumista ought to try out.


Oscarsh86 11 months ago
Nice scent, lemony incense but very weak and short-lasting.

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