Very helpful Review 8
There must be something wrong with all those noses
The Luna Rossa flanker was a blind purchase on my part, as the comments here had convinced me and I thought that such a sweet-spicy, powdery scent would be a good addition to the collection. I guess I had imagined something like Egoiste, my favourite scent, under powdery at that time. Was of course completely wrong.
In fact, it's now one of my perfumes, which I think about more often or what is used more often. Not necessarily by me, in fact it is the "signature" of my five-year-old son. It's layered with Journey Man by Amouage. Whatever the reason. He probably stood next to each other and liked the bottles. It actually smells very good, at least that's what his mother/my wife says. She has to, you could say with a wink. She doesn't have to if I'm wearing Journey Man, but that's the way it is, also with a wink.
Anyway, I remember when a copy found its way to my office. I was on a customer appointment, came back, one of my team members sitting next to me (at that time it was still possible), made me curious about the package. It was no secret that I often order perfumes to my office, the colleague has a certain passion herself, at least when it comes to Kilian's and Xerjoff's. So freshly unpacked and tested. At the first go the fragrance didn't get me. Very sweet and artificial, that's how I felt about Luna Rossa Black in the beginning. My colleague already doubted if this was a case for the attic. To explain: here everything that is not A- and B-Elf, ekes out its perfume existence.
I wasn't gonna give him up that easy. What made me do it is probably the composition, because it is based on flowers and plants, which give off a fragrant smell. Herbaceous-sweet the coumarin, which is clearly perceptible and definitely carries the scent, as well as the angelica for the spice and thus that does not escalate, the slightly woody-tart note of the patchouli. The latter comes across very softly, not a cracker. Woody amber seems to round off the whole thing, at least the perfume is in harmony from front to back, unwinds its program with sovereignty, unagitated and skilfully. This is also what makes Luna Rossa Black wearable at any time. For me, the fragrance suits every occasion due to its ambivalence.
Amusingly, some fragrances sometimes remind me of this one, while the others were released much earlier. Midnight in Paris, for example, which has other notes and is more powdery overall. So it ended up staying on the perfume shelf. My wife, our son, my colleague, all could not be wrong and so I also learned to appreciate the fragrance and now I like to wear it as a change. It does not always have to be the incense or leather leg. But, honestly. No, it is not Interl... what I sprayed on this morning. Please, people!