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    Hanbury is a women's fragrance by Maria Candida Gentile. The scent was launched in 2010

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    ClaireV's avatar

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    It opens up on a startling note of pink bubblegum, which is apparently due to the calycanthus in this composition. Calycanthus, or so-called "sweetshrub" in laymen's terms, is an insignificant shrubby plant with attractive purple flowers whose smell is halfway between grape/strawberry (hence the bubblegum effect) and a light, fruity red wine. Although I am not a fan of bubblegum notes in general, I have to say that it adds a juvenile, happy-go-lucky air that is quite in character with the cheerful, sunny nature of this scent as a whole.

    The heart of the perfume puts the wearer straight into the gardens after which it is named - a very lush and natural setting by the rocky cliffs near the Costa Azzurra. The blend of green-tinged neroli, bitter orange and creamy sweet orange feels voluptuous without the slight sleaziness I often pick up in other orange blossom-centered scents. It is not indolic in the slightest, making it a versatile wear even in the hottest of climates. It does veer towards the edge of extreme sweetness at times, but I find that there is something here - the lime? mimosa? - always ready to pull it back before it crosses the line. There is a slight pinch of bitterness running through it that cuts the natural soapiness of orange blossoms in just the right way. Very natural-smelling, refined, and balanced.

    10th July, 2014

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    The botanical garden of Hanbury is based in Ventimiglia which lingers on the italian side of the costa azzurra.
    Explosions of flowers wait behind high walls which protect the gardens from the curious eyes of the outsider. The flowers lift up under the strikingly blue morning sky like the song of a single flute. During the day they warm up getting fuller, adding up to a heavier and opulent chant , yet never losing their elegance and tone of white.
    They linger along when the dawn resolves them from the torture of the heat donating a bit of rest in a cool wind from the sea. A symphony swelling on and off during the day. This beauty plays with you .Once catapulting you right into the middle of a flower bush, once letting you rest under it.
    And sometimes, in the moments of greatest desire, it allows you only to perceive its beauty as a whisper from afar while you are waiting impatiently to be let into the palace and a soft breeze carries the promise of eternal beauty over the thick walls...

    painfully beautiful... I cant get around a bottle

    18 June, 2014

    mia von trost's avatar

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    The name of the fragrance derives from the Giardini Botanici Hanbury, a botanical garden located in northern Italy. Established on a small, steep peninsula jutting southwards into the Mediterranean Sea, the garden is home to a wide flora that thrives in this mild climate. Hanbury is Signora Gentile's take on a fragrance profile of the garden in springtime, when its bouquet is blended by a soft and warm sea breeze. Trained in Grasse, she uses a very high ratio of natural essences in her creations.

    Hanbury opens with sweet yet fresh lime, making for a green and succulent entrance. Swiftly neroli and orange fuse into it, adding a bright, warm and velvety facet. As the lime slowly fades from the spotlight, greenish and shimmering-sweet accents of acacia blossoms emerge, leading into the core. Next, I believe, is calycanthus. It smells intimate, a little herbal with a twist of dried fruit. As mimosa tunes in, beaming and reminiscent of honey, the impression becomes more profound and glowing. A balsamic, slightly burnt benzoin delicately shores up the base but Hanbury keeps the floral character, well into a subtly musky finish that persists for a very long time.

    Altogether Hanbury is a chamber ensemble, rather than orchestra, and never fails to please me. It moves effortlessly from note to note, lingering on each one but never losing its guiding theme. It made me understand what classic Italian perfumery is about: simplicity, in this instance elegant and superbly done.

    28 November, 2013

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    Superb Simplicity

    The name of the fragrance derives from the Giardini Botanici Hanbury, a botanical garden located in northern Italy. Established on a small, steep peninsula jutting southwards into the Mediterranean Sea, the garden is home to a wide flora that thrives in this mild climate. Hanbury is Signora Gentile's take on a fragrance profile of the garden in springtime, when its bouquet is blended by a soft and warm sea breeze. Trained in Grasse, she uses a very high ratio of natural essences in her creations.

    Hanbury opens with sweet yet fresh lime, making for a green and succulent entrance. Swiftly neroli and orange fuse into it, adding a bright, warm and velvety facet. As the lime slowly fades from the spotlight, greenish and shimmering-sweet accents of acacia blossoms emerge, leading into the core. Next, I believe, is calycanthus. It smells intimate, a little herbal and almost leathery with a twist of dried fruit. As mimosa tunes in, beaming and reminiscent of honey, the impression becomes more profound and glowing. A balsamic, slightly burnt benzoin delicately shores up the base but Hanbury keeps the floral character, well into a subtly musky finish that persists for a very long time.

    Altogether Hanbury is a chamber ensemble, rather than orchestra, and never fails to please me. It moves effortlessly from note to note, lingering on each one but never losing its guiding theme. It made me understand what classic Italian perfumery is about: simplicity, in this instance elegant and superbly done.

    21st August, 2013

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    This is a very fresh floral composition that is easy to wear and has a powdery white-flower feel which is possibly the calycanthus. I think it's unobtrusive, somewhat addicting and quite restrained in its presentation. Very classy and can work for lovers of eau de cologne with its citrus top notes.

    25 April, 2013

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    The bubble-gum-meets-tropical- fruit scent of calycanthus blossom is showcased in this perfume. If that sounds unpromising consider the skill with which it is presented, with a bitter orange melting into it at the top and the burnt qualities of benzoin shoring up the bottom end. The intense floral note of acacia adds further support in the heart. It's unfussy and, to me, easily wearable; it seems to promise springtime. However, the calycanthus heart may not be to everyone's taste; my partner pulls 'Ewww' faces.

    18 May, 2012

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