Note di Profumum - Luci dell'Est 2016

Note di Profumum - Luci dell'Est by Profumum Roma
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Note di Profumum - Luci dell'Est is a popular perfume by Profumum Roma for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is floral-woody. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Violet, Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Cardamom

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (30 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (28 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (28 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (20 Ratings)
Submitted by Hektor, last update on 12.10.2020.

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The fragrance is initially exclusively available in Profumum Roma shops in Rome.
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9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Atanarjuat
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Atanarjuat
Top Review    21  
Silent lights

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.
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9
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Anarlan
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Anarlan
Top Review    25  
Violet, Roman.
At the end of September I was a professional participant at a symposium in Rome. During the day I sat in an overclimatized and permanently darkened lecture hall, from which I was spat out late in the afternoon with the other congress participants on the still midsummerly hot pavement between St. Peter's Basilica and Engelsburg. On one of those afternoons, instead of fleeing from the evening program into the quiet and seclusion of my hotel room, I drifted with the stream of tourists across the Ponte Sant' Angelo and the Tiber towards the city centre, past street vendors trying to do business with fake Gucci bags and costume jewellery.

I am resistant to souvenir buying impulses, unless - and relatively few people outside this forum understand this - it's about perfume. So on my sightseeing tour I had decided to visit the Pro Fvmvm Roma shop near the Piazza del Popolo, where I was tired of the late summer heat and the crowds of people and found a puristic refuge of well-ordered peace.

Lots of warm stone and wood, indirect light, silence, an atmosphere created for extensive fragrance testing. What was new to me - the saleswoman informed me about this in a charming and wordy way - was the existence of the new perfume line "Note Di Profvmvm" of the Durante family, the founder of the fragrance house, which has been in existence since 2016. I love and own from the classic Pro Fvmvm line "Victrix", a bold, peppery green, laurel-wreathed, statuesque scent, which lives up to its name, translated "winner", and which I like to wear - even if not open - in spring.

The new fragrance line wants to tell stories, each illustrated with watercolours, chalk drawings and graphics, which can be obtained in a small portfolio by buying a fragrance from this line. The visual language is borrowed from Italian Futurism: it is about technology, speed, dynamics, the logo of the brand is reminiscent of a constructivist typography, the references to the spirit of modernism in art are relatively unmistakable. In the scents, however, I have not found this abandoned utopia of the beginning of the 20th century, at most in the freshly blown vetiver-blaster "Vet-G16", which I could well imagine in a professional pilot of futurism, ready to tear down the old world and found a new one on the ruins ....

I particularly liked this series "Lvci dell'Est". The fragrance starts with a fresh, green, powdery, sour violet note, which forms an unusual sound with cardamom. Cardamom here has the second voice, contributes woody spice without dominating and becoming too peppery, shades the bright floral and powdery spots of violet and embeds them in the fragrance. Violet is not one of my favourite floral notes per se. As soon as the small violet flowers push themselves into the foreground in a fragrance, I wave thankfully away. But here they are set in scene harmoniously and appropriately by spicy, woody notes, without becoming dominant, so that I was fascinated by this balance from the beginning.

Within the first few minutes you can already perceive the woody central structure and the base of the fragrance: shimmering sunny, radiant cedar wood and the almondlike warmth of sandalwood. After about an hour, the fragrance has reached an earthy, dry, woody spice, the violet is still noticeable in a wonderfully delicate balance, which actually lasts for a few hours. The fragrance house delivers to the "Lvci dell'Est" the image of a racing motorcycle, which I find inappropriate, rather the fragrance radiates a great harmony, introversion and silence. I could swear that Patchouli is involved in the base. Patchouli of the most beautiful, papery, parchment variety, light, yet earthy. Light years away from old men's hippie patch, rotten flowerpot greediness or steel mafia needle stripes that Patchouli likes to spoil for me.

Alone, the pyramid doesn't give away Patchouli. Smooth nil return. Even if Parfumo Patchouli is listed here and some commentators or statement authors refer to Patchouli, there is nothing to be found in the manufacturer's specifications. I now believe that no patchouli was actually used, even if a similar impression is created, but that the notes that flow together in the base convey something patchouli-like. The violet that can be seen almost to the end is probably partly to blame for this. Fascinating. I told you. And that I didn't want to start my return journey the next day without this beautiful scent, I mention that here only for the sake of form.
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