Until recently, I was on vacation and have emptied there a small filling of Sintra and then bought in the airport; accidentally spotted from afar the scents of Memo and in the general stress and bustle I rushed there (we were not too late at the airport, but you have to plan due to the pandemic yes partly more time for everything).
I became aware of Sintra because of its name, because I actually wanted to go to Lisbon last fall and also wanted to make a detour to the castle in Sintra, which I had to cancel because of the pandemic.
The green herbaceous prelude, paired with the creamy marshmallow sweetness, which I actually also perceive almost immediately, fits surprisingly zut together; in fragrances like "Ani | Nishane" is me the combination of sweet & green too brute and unpleasant, with Sintra it is very balanced and interesting.
The sweetness is "steamy", as I often feel with fragrances with neroli; a romantic summer night in the south, chirping crickets, sweet wine and a sunset in various pastel shades.
It reminds me of Les Notes Gourmandes - Guimauve
because of the marshmallow note , but with Sintra this note is more grown up, noble and soft.
The drydown of Reckless Essence de Parfum
is also similar, but Sintra is much more potent, intense and spicy.
Sintra has a dry sweetness that never drifts into the sticky, kitschy, he does not impose itself, but is well perceptible-
Linear, but very nice!