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Venezia Giardini Segreti

by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo


Florals galore! - This is the nutshell summary of the opening phase and of most of the subsequent development.  Jasmine is the star, quite green with a woodsy underdone, a bit powdery and with an indolic character that reminds me of certain tuberoses at time, although I cannot detect the latter in this product. 




The drydown rolls out more floral delights, including some oleander, a nice and slightly sweet magnolia; a milky impression in the background is evident occasionally.  Later on a slightly salty ambergris develops, bit it is a rather low-key event on me and emanates touches of a subdued spiciness.  Transiently whiffs of nutmegs enhance the spicy side even more.  It has a touch of a leathery character towards the end.




I get moderate sillage, very good projection, and seven hours of longevity on my skin.




A jasmine-dominates scent for cooler spring days, which, in spite of later ambergris and other spicier additions remains smooth throughout.   Whilst is it not particularly original in the choice of ingredients in some ways, they are combined in a way not encountered too frequently, and the quality of the natural ingredients is excellent.  Overall 3.5/5