Profumum Roma Acqua Viva Eau de Parfum is for lemon lovers; it begins with shiny, zesty lemons with a touch of greenness earlier than citrus blossoms emerge. The lemon turns nearly candied at occasions, which lasted for 4 hours, after which the citrus florals began to takeover till they had been the star within the drydown, which had mild powderiness. The notes are listed as:
- prime notes: lemon
- coronary heart notes: broom
- base notes: cedarwood, cypress
Vibrant yellow, ripened lemon in its tart, zesty glory, simply minimize from the tree, opened the composition. It was shiny, mild, and fragrant with lemony blossoms within the background, compounding the depth of the lemon side. It generally felt nearly candied, because the broom blooms added a floral sweetness to the lemon. After a half hour of selecting my pores and skin, it was positively candied lemon, candy on the skin, tart on the within however no woods in sight.
After two hours of being a extra linear scent of candied lemons with floral sweetness, the citrus florals bloomed greater and even sweeter with amorphous woods beneath. The woods didn’t appear to have a discernible impact on the perfume for me, even within the drydown. Acqua Viva’s citrus florals began to scent barely soapy and extra powdery after 4 hours with the candied lemon side dissipating in equal measure. The drydown was lemony, citrus blossoms that had been sweetly powdered.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain effectively right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a evaluation was made, e.g. a evaluation from 2010 could not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for 5 hours till it was a skin-scent and about eight hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been average with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection throughout the first hour of damage.
I used to be impressed by how a lot it smelled like actual lemons to start with, after which when the lemon turned extra candied, it was candy with out being cloying, and the sweetness made it extra gourmand and fewer “clear” (lemon very a lot reminds of liquid dishwashing cleaning soap, as we’ve used lemon-scented all my life). The florals find yourself a bit of stronger on me than ideally suited within the drydown, so I don’t suppose I’d be speeding to get a bottle for myself, however I’m passing alongside the rest of my pattern to mother to see how she likes it.
- 100ml for $275
- 18ml for $93 (tougher to search out dimension within the US)
- 0.7ml pattern for $6