Allegretto 7.2 2020

Allegretto 7.2 by Berceuse Parfum
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7.9 / 105 Ratings
Allegretto 7.2 is a new perfume by Berceuse Parfum for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Antonio Gardoni

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMintMint
Heart Notes Heart NotesSmokeSmoke
RootsRoots
Green leavesGreen leaves
SoilSoil
LavenderLavender
HerbsHerbs
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwoodCedarwood
VanillaVanilla
BenzoinBenzoin
Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.95 Ratings

Longevity

8.85 Ratings

Sillage

7.65 Ratings

Bottle

6.610 Ratings
Submitted by Freshdennis, last update on 19.10.2021.
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8
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
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Unmistakably Gardoni's signature
If you deal with different fragrances of a perfumer, then you sometimes discover something like a "signature", a characteristic peculiarity that seems to run through all his works.
So also with this - comparatively unknown - work of Antonio Gardoni (Bogue Profumo) from Italy.
The idea of berceuse (French lullaby) and founder Will Carius is a collection of musical pieces that touch him strongly emotional. From these works, the perfumer is then allowed to choose a piece to serve as inspiration for the fragrance. In this case (and unfortunately the only berceuse fragrance so far), it is the Allegretto (movement 2) of Ludwig van Beethoven's 7th Symphony. A quite moving piece, as I find.
The corresponding fragrance revolves around the theme of vetiver. Even if the music sounds rather gloomy and melancholic, the fragrance comes with a certain cheerfulness for me. It is not heavy and oppressive, but runs in circles and rather waves with the Gardonis typical lactone notes over vetiver and green-herbaceous notes.
Who likes Gardoni's style, her / him the intensity of his works such as MEM, MAAI, DOULEUR! or LiTA are too violent for everyday use, which finds in Allegretto 7.2 a unique-characteristic and yet portable contemporary, which beguiles his environment rather than disturbs ...
For noses that have not yet smelled Gardonis, however, I advise against a blind purchase ?
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ArkangeL

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Fairly Brisk Tempo
Allegretto translates, "at a fairly brisk tempo." The opening of this fragrance mirrors the chords at the climax of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Note for note, so to speak. Energetic mint and green leaves, leading the composition into a cloud of smoky lavender. Cedar and vetiver compliment one another effortlessly, as if they were one singular note. Due to the presence of smoke and benzoin, there is a scorched resin effect. This is the darkest and most intricate lavender I have ever smelled.

As Allegretto 7.2 overtook me, I could close my eyes and almost feel my surroundings change as I was transported to an another era. There is something excitingly melancholic about this fragrance, telling a story of mystery and adventure.
5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
5
Bottle
Drseid

798 Reviews
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Where is the Barrister and Mann Tie-In?...
Allegretto 7.2 goes on skin with stark, pungent culinary herbal bay leaf with a hint of supporting natural smelling mint and rosemary before quickly moving to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart, the mint spiked pungent culinary herbs remain, now supporting aromatic lavender, dulled ylang-ylang florals and a sharp vetiver infused natural smelling woody accord. During the late dry-down the florals mostly vacate, as the sharp, woody vetiver takes the fore with the woody accord in support, as remnants of the pungent culinary herbs remain through the finish. Projection is excellent, as is longevity at over 13 hours on skin.

Allegretto 7.2 is a product from a new brand called Berceuse created in collaboration with Will Carius of the well-regarded artisanal shaving product company Barrister and Mann fame. While I confess that as an avid wet shaver (and one who has tried and owns many shaving products from the company), I personally have never been overly impressed with the Barrister and Mann shaving soap *fragrances*, finding them just above average. In any case, Will's involvement did add an additional level of interest to this writer. Also of interest is the perfumer chosen for this outing, Antonio Gardoni. Mr. Gardoni has amassed quite the following, and I have enjoyed several of his creations over the years. Definitely when one sprays Allegretto 7.2 on skin the culinary herbs used and the trademark aromatics (both not unlike those even earlier used by Angelo Orazio Pregoni of O'driu) have his "fingerprints" all over them. I tend to like this kind of thing, but the mint that permeates a good portion of the composition coupling with the relatively linear development as the sharp woody vetiver gradually gains strength as time passes proves too much. I guess coming full circle one has to wonder what any of this has to do with Will Carius of Barrister and Mann, as it really doesn't seem his style at all? The bottom line is the $225 per 50 ml bottle Allegretto 7.2 is certainly distinctive (including its subjectively ugly bottle logo) but the relatively linear sharp woody accord proves too much to endure over time, earning the composition an "average" 2.5 stars out of 5 rating and an avoid recommendation, especially to wet shavers expecting a Barrister and Mann tie-in who wont find it.

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