Mandorla Eau de Parfum

Mandorla (Eau de Parfum) by Ortigia
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Mandorla (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Ortigia for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is powdery-gourmand. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Sicilian bitter almondSicilian bitter almond

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Scent

6.818 Ratings

Longevity

6.914 Ratings

Sillage

6.511 Ratings

Bottle

8.016 Ratings
Submitted by Ergoproxy, last update on 30.09.2021.
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RaniJuli
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RaniJuli
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Of film divas, powder puffs & almond milk
I can only agree with the previous speaker: I too wonder about the so far rather restrained evaluation of the beautiful fragrance "Mandorla" by Ortigia.

I bought it on a happy impulse in a small shop in the old town of Vilnius, which drew me inside with its beautifully nostalgic and imaginatively designed window display.

And what can I say: the magic continued inside!
Every single piece of the assortment was chosen with love and great taste. Everything reflected the fine originality of the shop's owner. A woman in her 40s, elegant silk dress, blonde curly bob haircut, posture and gestures of a former stage dancer.

She greeted me graciously, but then left me completely alone as she wandered around in wonder - the perfect mix. Of course, I was drawn straight to the shelf of perfumes. Two brands the small shop carried: Ortigia and Papillon Rouge.

Now, I have to mention that I almost balance my enthusiasm for the olfactory and the visual. That's why I was very taken with Ortigia's original bottles with the leopards that look like they were painted directly on the glass and by hand. Examine (the fragrance is called Mandorla, so almond, perfect) - sniff - hmmmm - spray on...HMMMM. What rises here from my wrist, immediately creates a picture in my mind's eye.

That of a film diva of the 30s, who sits in a beautifully printed silk kimono in front of her sprawling cosmetic table and applies her expensive powder with all the time in the world and a big soft tassel. Nothing rushes her, the world outside will wait for her. This is a ritual that takes time. Among silver hairbrushes, crystal flacons and powder compacts is a tall slender vase with a few branches full of white flowers - almond blossoms that remind her of her last trip to Italy. Next to the vase there is also a small white porcelain plate with fine gold decoration and the delicate almond biscuits dusted with icing sugar, which she also got to know and love on that trip...

This is what it smells like in this place right now: this is what "Mandorla" smells like!
The scent envelops me for a good 7 hours, gently retreating in the meantime, only to unexpectedly return to my nose when I make a certain movement.
He changes only minimally. At the beginning I take a slightly gourmandige almond note was, which makes way for a soft never intrusive powder scent after 1-2 hours.

"Mandorla" is not a fragrance for the grand entrance, but for the hours before.
In which you take time for yourself and the anticipation slowly grows. Or still makes a walk at dusk, because just now the flowers in the gardens around smell particularly beautiful.

For this I could not ask for a better companion!

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Almonds, then Baby Powder
Mandorla opens at first spray with the scent of a freshly cracked, green almond fruit and its raw almond inside. Smells a little green along with the gentle aroma of the white raw almond and it feels a little starchy.

Quickly it transforms into the scent of dried bitter almonds (which, despite the name, they don't smell bitter) with black cherry undertones. It reminds me of amaretti or marzipan without much of the sugary aspect.

Shortly after, the perfume enters its second longest stage. There are only a few traces of the almond left, leaving the spotlight to sweet, strong, warm babypowder. It feels clean and a little bit of old soaps.
My roommate said: "Hey, it smells like Iris by Erbolario!" I guess it is a little true, especially for the warm powderyness they share. Although similar, I don't think they're identical.

It ends in a soft vanilla pod drydown.

It's a feminine perfume that begins with a brief but lovely bitter almond scent and transforms shortly afterwards into something more like a babypowder cloud after a bath.
I like it, although strong, but I wish the almond scent lasted longer...

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