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Cittá di Kyoto (2005)
by Santa Maria Novella


Cittá di Kyoto information

Year of Launch2005
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 35 votes)

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HouseSanta Maria Novella

About Cittá di Kyoto

Cittá di Kyoto is a shared / unisex perfume by Santa Maria Novella. The scent was launched in 2005

Reviews of Cittá di Kyoto

Genre: Leather

Opens with a lovely incense note and some sweet spices, then dries down quickly to a soft, fruity leather that reminds me very much of Serge Lutens' Daim Blond. As scenteur7 says, it doesn't hang around for too long, either.
11th June, 2014
Città di Kyoto is a frustrating composition. One of those that doesn't contain fruits, it's simply fruity. It doesn't contain incense, it's simply incensey. It doesn't contain leather, it's just leathery. What about flowers? Some iris, somewhere...well, yeah...well...overall I'd say is fruity-leathery. Unremarkable.

Sort of Daim Blond after bleaching.
12th August, 2011
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Citta di Kyoto opens big with luscious iris and lotus, very fresh and light filled. Settling down quickly at the middle, CdK becomes a scent twin to vintage Halston. Unfortunately Citta di Kyoto evaporates to almost nothing by the bottom. I have both fragrances and so decadently layer the two together. It’s like adding an upper register to Halston and providing a lower registar to CdK….amazing!
27th May, 2011
Interesting floral iris opening, that dries down quite rapidly into a thin fruity floral with a light touch of powdery woods. Elegant but quite fragile overall, great though as an unoffensive morning scent of a remarkable quality. To me it's rather unfair to compare it with Daim Blond, as this Lutens marvel has so much more of everything that is included in CdK and a whole lot of other things too.
10th March, 2011
Interesting iris- floral opening and I got a fleeting incense note too. Drydown is floral woods . Rather weak and watery but I am sure it would be very lovely if it were a denser ,more tenacious fragrance.
14th July, 2010
Extremely elegant iris. I read the comparisons to Daim Blond but I see a stronger resemblance to Equistrius. Same Iris/leather composition (a bit of Cuir Plain Fleurs there maybe?) but more woody and considerably less sweet than either Daim Blond or Equistrius. In short if you like those two but find them a bit on the feminine or sweet side for you, try Citta di Kyoto.
11th July, 2010

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