Aquae Nobilis (2009)

Aquae Nobilis by Profumum Roma
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Aquae Nobilis is a perfume by Profumum Roma for women and men and was released in 2009. The scent is green-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Absinth, Geranium, Oakmoss, Vetiver



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Greatly helpful Review    32
Fall with the board in the booth
This is another real profum roman board. In other words, the central theme of 'Aquae Nobilis' falls directly into the room: Vetiver, the salt variant à la 'Sel de Vetiver'. Although the spritig-krautige contribution undeniably also plays an important role, it is in my opinion today placed in the second row - although the ranking admittedly only reveals itself in retrospect.

In the opening phase he gives the affair a medicinal twist, more medical liqueur than schnapps, supported at the front by a minty, rough, soapy tone. In the course of the morning he finally contributes a stable, herbaceous (expressly not spicy!) spice, rounded off with a little sweetness. In the afternoon a touch of "green soap" takes over this part. Rose geranium and oak moss may have their molecules in play.

But above all 'Aquae Nobilis' offers Vetiver. The special thing about it is the creamy, possibly typically Italian enamel, which in a distinctive interaction with the salty offers a stable fragrance for many hours, which really makes a difference.

Only in the evening, when a rather strong musk note is becoming more and more apparent, which even develops an almost animalic, viscous dominance towards the very back, I believe to have tracked down the creaminess from above.

Conclusion: Don't do things by halves, you can only say yes or no. I like it.

I thank Gerdi for the rehearsal.
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Dull vetiver
Never been a fan of Profumum Roma, and this fragrance does nothing but reinforcing my opinion about the brand. As much nice as annoyingly uninspired and pretentious. It doesn’t smell bad, it actually smells fairly nice: it’s a fresh, smooth, balsamic, kind of aquatic-azure take on vetiver (normal decent vetiver, don’t expect fireworks) with a prominent, and quite pleasant sort of anisic-grassy top accord well breezing on a hay-vetiver heart and a hefty dose of cypriol – sort of a thin yet substantial smoky-green note with a papersheet-like transparency. Basically a grassy-woody scent with a spicy-anisic twist. The only aspect I don’t enjoy is an annoying rubbery feel among the base notes, which smells fairly cheap and it’s something I wouldn’t really accept for this price; but apart from this detail, Aquae Nobilis is surely a very decent fragrance, an enjoyable and surely versatile “spicy-breezy” take on vetiver with a nice evolution towards a drier-darker drydown (no fireworks during the evolution either – it just gets understandably drier and tamer).

So where’s the issue? Well, it may be a trick of my nose, but to me this smells exactly – and I mean, hilariously exactly – like layering KenzoAir Intense on Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin. Or the way round. Take the “ozone vetiver” concept of Kenzo or similar fresh vetivers and blend it with the anisic grassiness of Lempicka. And with the price of Aquae Nobilis you can sure pile up a good stock of both. I get Aquae Nobilis saves you the effort of handling two bottles instead of one, but still I wish my definition of “niche” to be something more than “it takes two designers to make it”.


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