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Sinfonia di Note Saveur d'Artichaut EDP
Notes: bergamot, aromatic notes, basil, moss, artemisia, wood notes (from luckyscent.com)
Saveur d'Artichaut starts very green and soapy, and more along the lines of a refreshing EDT or cologne splash rather than an EDP. The green notes are mostly herbal--basil, artemisia/wormwood and perhaps some lavender or rosemary. The licorice-like notes of the artemisia are dry and woody, more like the aromatic leaves and stems of the artemisia plant. The soapy note fades rather quickly, although remains as a low buzz behind the herbal melange. There is something warming this fragrance a little--perhaps some spices such as pepper or coriander. The herbal stage is really inviting, and unfortunately develops much too quickly, even on paper. In the mid development, Sd'A takes on some earthy tones such as moss, non-descript woods and a sweet ambery musk. The basil becomes much less bright, mellowing to be more juicy or resin-like, and the billowy artemisia helps to keep the whole composition soft and diaphanous. In the drydown, there are also some faint leather and nutty chypre-like notes. I find Sd'A to be a quiet, refreshing and pleasing scent. I am not swept away by fuss and thunder, rather I am enveloped in an ephemeral cloud of subtle garden aromas. It is a bit disappointing that the longevity is so short, and unfortunately, the drydown is not terribly original. Overall, I am left wanting much more.
03rd July, 2009