Spigo by Profumo di Firenze Odori
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Spigo is a popular perfume by Profumo di Firenze Odori for men and was released in 2008. The scent is spicy-sweet. It was last marketed by Perfume Holding.

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Perfumer

Enzo Galardi

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCalabrian bergamot, Sicilian lemon, Tuscan lavender
Heart Notes Heart NotesProvençal sage, Texas cedar, Lavender absolute
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Brazilian tonka bean, Madagascan vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (48 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (34 Ratings)

Sillage

5.5 (30 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (32 Ratings)
Submitted by Schoen, last update on 31.07.2018
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Simplicity is a virtue and Simple does not mean Simplistic
First, I must confess that among all the six little gems allied to the Profumo di Firenze Odori Collection -namely Cuoio, Spigo, Tabacco, Zafferano, Iris, and Gli Odori- Spigo was the one I have completely overlooked and passed by, just because I miserably think "Ummm... It is nothing but just another lavender-centric bomb in the universe! of scents". At that time, Cuoio was sold-out and the clerks told me it was a pity being one of the better in that collection, perhaps the best one. Damn! You know what? I didn't give up, rather I decided to seek for another shop selling it and once I was there I tough "If I didn't buy it now, I might not be able to cope with my collection incomplete", hence I bought both Cuoio and Spigo. By virtue of the fact I paid for the entire collection a ridiculous bargain price, nearly 20€ each, I now thank all the Gods for not having let Spigo out in the cold.

That being said, I have to say a word about the bottle... Each perfume of the collection is offered in a lovely wood encased glass bottle, decorated with details of finest leather from Florence, entirely prepared and finished by hand, so captivating when exhibited. Spigo is nothing but lavender absolute, vanilla, and amber. In Spigo, the glowing brightness of lavender is left unadorned until the fragrance dries down to the musky vanilla finish.

Upon first utilization, you get a burst of brisk, astringent lavender. It is so harsh and sharp, it pierces your senses, but soon it mellows out and what follows is a smooth and bittersweet vanilla that stays for the rest of the day or for however long it lasts on your skin, yet never annoying or cloying. The powdery touch of bergamot and tangy lemon is smooth and tempered, never too intrusive nor covering the floral aspect of the opening. The excellent noses will detect a lot of nuances in the juice, like a whisper of rosemary on the top note that magnifies and strengthens the lavender.

The floral bitterness of lavender marries perfectly with the sweetness of creamy vanilla, with the freshness of the former tempering the warmness of the latter. The dominating dialogue between the two is so perfectly balanced that at times it becomes hard to tell the lavender and the vanilla apart as they dance enveloped around one another, revealing surprising qualities in both. When vanilla has the upper hand, lavender makes itself known similar to the breeze over the Tuscany valley breathtaking landscapes of the Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley, Garfagnana, Chianti and the Maremma, gently prickling your snouts. When lavender has the upper hand, its daring scent is gently tempered by the warm and well-rounded vanilla, which in turn gets a slight herbal edge. And the two play, discuss, change seats, but always with great responsibility while you've got your back turned.

Spigo is undoubtedly a masterwork, both comforting and comfortable, very delicate and easy to wear, so uplifting, calming and very relaxing. Its longevity is fairly good, leaving behind your shoulders a little but noticeable and pleasant sillage making this scent suitable for business and leisure times, a soft veil of fragrance that stays pretty close to the skin. Its incredible balance makes it a very versatile perfume, fresh enough for the early days of spring and warm enough for the dead of autumn. The “washed” feeling and the energizing qualities of lavender make it a pleasure to wear in the morning, while the vanilla and the musk work wonders after the evening shower when it acquires a very relaxing sensation. Lavender lovers presumably already own a bottle of Spigo, the others would do well to give this timeless classic a whirl.

-Elysium

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