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    Darvant's avatar
    Italy Italy

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    Where Exultat was finally an incredibly soft and almost sinister candied olibanum with a brown/dahlia violet chinotto type of rhubarb/orange/violet main accord, Sideris is ethereal in a more properly rosey radiant way with this simply perfect creamy woods/saffron/rose accord far closer to a Titiana Terenzi Ecstasy/Gold Rose Oudh ideal olfactory encounter than to a further/previous Maria Candida Gentile's perfumed experiment. I detect in here several Perris Montecarlo Rose de Taif's nuances but while the previous was more austerely and sharply rosey (with its almost angular lemon/geranium supporting chord) Sideris is rosey in to a diverse holy incensey way. The olibanum is "invisible" and premonitory. Yes Sideris is a sort of miracle in perfumery, the inebriant and pacifying effluvium heralding a celestial Liberator's apparition, a spicy/creamy rose somewhat divine and perfect, royal and refined, restrained and diaphanous with its celestial spicy/opaque musky soapiness and a touch of really dusty-powdered sugar. The almost total lack of hesperides on the top carries by soon the aroma straight towards a wet spicy creaminess (with a wonderful narcotic damp saffron welcome) evolving in to final rosey/woodsy perfection due to an holy accord in which all is divinely (and secretly) incensey, magistrally balanced and dramatically casted as a galaxy ascending the skies till the Heaven's doors. Artistically crafted, lacteous and wisely unaffected this potion possesses in my opinion the chrism of the ethernal glory.

    23 March, 2014

    Foustie's avatar
    Scotland Scotland

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    When I first tried Sideris I was really puzzled. It appeared to be so similar to Exultat that I wondered why there would be two fragrances which were so closely related in the Maria Candida Gentile collection. But there is something different in the heart of Sideris.

    The (published) notes;

    Incense, Cystus, Myrrh, White Pepper, Saffron
    Turkish Rose, Ayrshire Rose Splendens
    Sandalwood, Benzoin, Waxed Woods

    What an incredible collection of materials.

    There is a definate relationship between Sideris and Exultat, a definate signature. It is the dry steam, vapourous, ethereal quality. It seems to me that it is something to do with Maria Candida's treatment of the frankincense, which they are both built around. In each fragrance the frankincense is very present but transformed somehow. In Exultat by Violet Leaf and Vetiver. In Sideris by pepper (white pepper), rose, saffron and myrrh.

    Where Sideris differs from Exultat is that the heart of Sideris is rose, a slightly spicy rose. White pepper also wields a powerful influence, and the rose and pepper accord, with the frankincense, safrron and myrrh, is stunning. The drydown impresses me as a creamy, not too sweet, vanilla and benzoin, which retains some spice. Sandalwood is listed too but it is not apparent to me.

    Sideris wears well and has a beautiful trail. In short it is a beautiful peppery incense rose with a soft vanilla/benzoin drydown. Again, as with Exultat, Sideris strikes me as a very contemporary fragrance which may also suit those who prefer a more classical feel to their fragrance.

    28 July, 2012

    gimmegreen's avatar
    Netherlands Netherlands

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    Sideris is that little glowing magic light in an animated film that floats down from the skies and lazily alights on the tip of an upturned nose. A joyous thing that doesn't use hesperidic boosters to get going but instead gets straight to the point with a kittenishly sweet Turkish rose in the starring role playing with deftly deployed and fairly sharp frankincense. The resin note of labdanum supports the incense, the burnt sugar of benzoin the rose, and the bitter sweetness of myrrh acts as bridge. Somewhat dusty and musty, but light and easy to wear, and with the exquisite balance of a rope-walker. There's little else that smells quite like it and it seems to please others, too, when I wear it. A miracle of natural perfumery.

    04 May, 2012

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