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Of course, we have all grown quite fond of our fragrance orchestra collections, and yet there are always very welcome guests. Those that you wear frequently, others awaken memories of times long past, you can literally smell yourself back into your own past by time machine
And then maybe there are the special scents. Those who can do something, create something that the others are just not able to do. With Luci dell'Est, Profumum Roma's special line has actually created a fragrance for me that stands out in a certain way. It's not even special in the sense of "creative mastery", no, it's even quite profane linear and maybe - at first sight of its scents - it's actually comparatively mass-compatible-simple.
The Scent Orchestra of the Eastern Lights brings together cardamom (fine in the background with the second violins), cedar (violas) and sandalwood (the cellos), plus a few patchouli woodwinds and the first violins. And these play: ......violets!! Yes, you are right, everything is already there! But here I encounter new nuances in the overall composition. One must therefore look at the whole thing symphonically: sounding together. Sometimes it is never easy to use violets profitably, because they actually play more often than you like, quite extroverted, loud solos The fragrance here, however, appears wonderfully light and dark at the same time, the floral aspect always breaks through the coniferous cello sound, carried by our woodwinds. The soft expression of the First Violet violins, which are sometimes difficult in other fragrances, weaves itself into the sound carpet in an outstandingly harmonious way and inspires. Mich.
What I like most of all is that the fragrance is so subdued - almost simple - in its effect. At the same time it is by no means a wimp and never lets the wearer down. It's a kind of statement: "Look, I don't need an idée fixe, like the obligatory head note solo, the serotonin steam hammer-540 or the pound of oud. I am rather the silent observer of any scenery and speak when it really matters!"
This orchestra plays the sound of still, deep water and its light instruments are able to smell surprisingly undiscovered, introverted, but never strange.