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    Paestum Rose by Eau d'Italie

    Finally i received this expected sample and appreciated it. An averagely dry, slightly rosey incense combined with patchouli, cloudy balsams and cedarwood. Soft spices and woodsy resins swirl around imprinting a sort of almost cool widespread prickliness. The patchouli and the spices darken a bit the juice. The rose is soft but stout, persisting discreetly at distance despite the general delicacy of the juice. The dry down is incensey, slightly earthy, dusty-piquant and piney with a sort of almost dissonant (sweet-neutral, almost acid as Alfarom noticed) undertone produced by the interaction between musk, cedar, mild spices, amber and cumin (?). Some arcane sweet fruits and spices dance in the incensey and slightly "sweaty" air. Subtle and ethereal close to skin fragrance, absolutely complex, dusty and articulated.

    28th August, 2012

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