Basilica by Milano Fragranze
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Basilica is a new perfume by Milano Fragranze for women and men and was released in 2021. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Masque. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes ThymeThyme RosemaryRosemary
Heart Notes Heart Notes MilkMilk LabdanumLabdanum Frankincense resinFrankincense resin
Base Notes Base Notes CypriolCypriol Virginia cedarVirginia cedar SantamanolSantamanol
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7.421 Ratings
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8.219 Ratings
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7.111 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 18.11.2022.
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Mlleghoul

242 Reviews
Mlleghoul
Mlleghoul
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a ghost monk goes to a local bake sale
Basilica from Milano Fragranze is a gourmand-adjacent spooky scent, it flirts with foodiness but it never actually goes there. It’s an eerie earthy musk (but think graveyards rather than gardens) creamy cedar and milky vanilla woods, and mysterious amber-myrrh resins, both warm and cool, enveloping and remote. It’s like a curmudgeonly ghost monk from a crumbling, haunted monastery has left the centuries-old ruins and paid a visit to a sweetly-bustling local bake sale
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Landshark321

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Landshark321
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Nuanced, balance incense with spices. Quite lovely!
Milano Fragranze Basilica is the long-overdue start to my sampling of this line, established in 2020, that is under the same ownership/direction as the beloved Masque Milano, full of gems. Like Masque Milano, Milano Fragranze has uniformity in its bottle design, a sleek, blue semi-translucent cylinder.

Basilica is a great start to my exploration of the line, as its deep, invigorating incense is right up my alley in terms of scent profile. The blend avoids being too sharp, smoky, or even animalic, instead surrounding the incense with other spicy elements—rosemary, thyme, cypriol—and woods—sandalwood, cedar. There’s something slightly savory about it, no doubt in part due to the rosemary and thyme, but its center is a medium-spicy incense, surrounded by delicately-used woods and spices. It’s a lovely expression of incense that manages not to be too dark, smoky, or “churchy” for lack of a better phrase, and it feels realistic, like walking into an older building where incense is burning.

I love this entry, a great first full sampling, and highly recommended that fans of incense check it out. I don’t think that it reinvents the wheel but it has a different, non-ashy aspect that distances it from other superlative incense fragrances, such as Profumum Roma Olibanum, perhaps the best frankincense-forward fragrance that I’m familiar with. Overall, I’m very impressed with Basilica.

The entire line is priced at $135 for 100ml, a bit more modest than for the Masque Milano line, which has similar pricing for 35ml bottles, and is sold at great boutiques like Perfumology, where I bought my sample set, which includes the first eight releases but not the two most recent, Panettone and Piazza Affari. Barely over $1/ml is really difficult to come by in this market, as well.

I look forward to trying the rest of my samples of this line, and acquiring some new ones.

8 out of 10
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