Secrets of Love - Passion 2016

Secrets of Love - Passion by M. Micallef
Bottle Design Martine Micallef
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Secrets of Love - Passion is a perfume by M. Micallef for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is sweet-gourmand. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesOudOud
OrangeOrange
CinnamonCinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCashmereCashmere
CaramelCaramel
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoinBenzoin
SandalwoodSandalwood
MuskMusk
PatchouliPatchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.354 Ratings

Longevity

7.845 Ratings

Sillage

7.046 Ratings

Bottle

8.757 Ratings
Submitted by Florblanca, last update on 04.11.2021.
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10
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
8
Pricing
Emorandeira

356 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
   1  
Orange & oud candy
Sweet and caramel scent with a slight hint of oud. The oud wood is remarkable but the perfume does not have the animalistic, medicinal or fecal character that oud usually has, but the dark wood part. Even so, for me the sweet part wins the battle in the perfume, the mixture of vanilla, caramel and orange, which makes it a delicious perfume, for me quasi gourmand despite its oriental point. It is an amber and balsamic perfume perfect for nights especially in cold seasons. Performance is pretty average ...

Scent: 10
Longevity: 8
Sillage: 6
Versatility: 7
Originality: 9
Overall: 9.5
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
DonJuanDeCat
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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
Helpful Review    6  
The scent of passion?? Secrets of love? No kidding? You want me to write about it??
So really... there I constantly complain in many comments that I'm always single and you can imagine that I don't have the slightest idea about love, and yet I test a scent that wants to tell us something about the "secrets of love", in this case about passion!

Quite honestly, there is the probability that I decipher all the secrets of the universe with its innumerable galaxies and universes completely alone without the slightest knowledge of astronomy and physics, many times higher than the probability that I can elicit even one single secret of love :D
... *sigh*

But I can at least try to describe this scent as exactly as possible as always, but if it smells like love and so for me, too, ... well, as I said, I don't trust my opinion as much this time... unless I write something about cuddling cats, because I know a lot about it :DD

The fragrance:
I smell oud and caramel at the beginning, the fragrance is generally extremely spicy and will therefore only please those who are into heavy spicy oriental fragrances.
Despite the heaviness of the fragrance, the fragrance does not appear too oppressively heavy, which is also due to the fact that it appears smoother and gentler through beautiful, resinous scents. For example cashmere, which is a soft fragrance anyway, and of course the resin benzoin, which makes this fragrance softer with its sweetish and incense-like, but softer fragrance. Both fragrances make the fragrance ri(e)chtig pleasant :D
Oranges are perhaps hinted at at the beginning, but they have no refreshing effect and appear slightly bitter in the background. However, the oranges quickly fade away again.
A little later it still smells of (light) Oud, as well as the beautiful, gentle scents. The sweet scents no longer only smell like caramel, but have a slightly fruity undertone and smell for me a little like the sweet scents of dried fruits.
Much later, however, the fragrance smells much spicier again, although you can still smell soft, resinous notes, along with sandalwood. By the way, the spicy fragrance also looks a little more mature.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage may appear somewhat strong at the beginning, but then it weakens quickly, which is perhaps due to the soft scents. In any case, I had the feeling that the majority of the fragrance's charisma is rather simple average and therefore doesn't have to be smellable at too great a distance.
I found the shelf life to be quite good with more than 14 hours.

The bottle:
The bottle is rectangular, but the upper part is rounded or arched. What is special about the bottle is that it is surrounded by a bronze-golden metallic shell, which is interspersed with punched-out decorations. The brand name was engraved on the side of the flacon or metal cover. It is finished with a gold-plated round lid. A very nice bottle!

Hmm... I find the scent pretty pleasantly fragrant. In the beginning it is a little bit overwhelming, because the oud is still quite strong and the scent is very exhausting especially in this summer heat. But then the soft notes come into play and make the fragrance nice and pleasant. It's still not suitable for summer, but it's not that overwhelming if someone wants to use it in summer. But I would use it best in autumn. A nice scent of the day that's also good for going out. But more for ladies, because the fragrance seems quite feminine to me as unisex.

So... does the scent smell like passion or love now?
Hmm... like I said, don't ask me, don't really...
I can only say what I always write about nice fragrant women's fragrances: Yes, it looks nice and "delicious", so that I would at least like to smell such a fragrance on a woman (although I could still do without the spicy part of the fragrance, even if it is smaller here), ... because this fragrance... oh... now it's coming... you can already think of it... partly quite bITE!

*sigh*
But well, what do I know about that? :DD

But you can try it sometime. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but he smells nice and comes in a great bottle!
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review    10  
a very special sweet passion
This "secret of love" is sweet; as sweet as some Dolci, which for Central Europeans can only be enjoyed with a strong espresso. But then completely and with a satisfied purr!
A heavy southern dessert wine also fits well into the picture painted by this fragrance.
This "Passion" would be a joy for every pastry chef from the scent of it.

Well, it is known that I am not one of the sweet tooth, especially not when it comes to scents.
Here I tend rather to the flowery direction, recently even into the deep and mysterious darkness of incense and other resins!
But this "passion" captured me from the very first moment of smelling it. Oh, what do I say: I was tied up!

Just the opening with orange and cinnamon, freed from the "Christmas market flair" by a light oud veil, enchants me. It spreads the feeling of warmth of a gentle and loving embrace!
Caramel and cashmere: two of my personal passions - one on the skin, the other as a dessert, usually from the mould - seduce me to dream here.
They carry me away into a very tender world between "day and dream", which sometimes just please should not end.
Here this dream is cleverly topped: a collection of the most erotic scents is coming to the fore! Sandalwood and "my darling" patchouli are embedded here in the resinous spice of benzoin and passionately embraced by a not-so-sparing portion of musk!
This successful mixture must have been created by a lover.

The durability with me lasts for several hours, whereby after some time the woody-resinous note surprisingly dominates.
This is quite astonishing and therefore remarkable for a "fish blood" with relatively low heat development.

This "Secrets of Love - Passion" bottling will therefore not end up as a "travelling test".
She will accompany me for some time; how long, it depends on the closer and further circumstances.

Whether it is spring that makes me so receptive to this fragrance, or whether there are other reasons, I do not want to question.
What is certain is that this fragrant passion really got to me!
I will simply give myself to her and hope to be able to say later: "Je ne regrette rien!"!
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Statements

EmorandeiraEmorandeira 7 months ago
10
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Orange and caramel over a soft and delicate oud base, medicinal and dark but not fecal at all. Woody sweet scent, almost gourmand. Great!
VanAllanVanAllan 12 months ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Pretty spicy and orange-y, with a caramel twist over a slight oud and soft resinous background, a beautiful spicy-oriental-fruity-gourmand.

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