NOW THE PERFUME OF VENICE!!!

    NOW THE PERFUME OF VENICE!!!

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    The name of the second fragrance of the Italian series is "Venezia Giardini Segreti", Venice secret gardens.
    I have a large photo gallery of these gardens little known from occasional visitors.

     

    free samples with shipping fee, contact profumo@profumo.it

     

    “Venezia, Giardini segreti” is inspired by the “corti” -- the courts of Venice that contain its secret gardens, hidden within the maze of the city -- and particularly to the imaginary “Corte Sconta detta Arcana" of the "Favola di Venezia" di Corto Maltese, first discovered in the recesses of Hugo Pratt’s mind, and illustrated by his hand.
    “When the Venetians grow tired of the established authorities,” he writes, “they walk to these 3 secret places and, opening the doors that are in the bottom of these courts, they go away forever into beautiful places and other stories.”
     

    The essences that recount these hidden courts, where the feel and smell of the sea are never far away, are of Jasmine and Rose, of Italian aromatic herbs and of Myrrh, the sweet resin which evokes the city’s ancient connection with the East

     

    The Ambergris is the ingredient of the fragrance that celebrates Venice’s foundation on seafaring; it’s the key that opens the door to other worlds and other stories. It is the magical ingredient that renders the fragrance three-dimensional, the noble pheromone with a scent of leather, of sea and of mother’s milk. This smell, so rare and precious that it is no longer used in modern perfumes, confers to the “Venezia Giardini Segreti” a unique and inimitable magic. 


    Edited by Profumo - 6/4/13 at 1:22am
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    I gave my sample of "Venezia - Giardini Segreti" already a few wearings and here are my thoughts on it:

     

    "Venezia" has a wonderful and vivid Jasmine/Rose-combo, perfectly balanced and beautiful. I detect also something citrusy, could be lemon but also a nice and fresh frankincense. Either way it fits perfectly to the "Secret Garden"-theme. I don't really smell any Myrrh in "Venezia", but maybe it is intended to be that way, just adding some warmth and "mystery" to the scent. The Ambergris-base is not strong, but then again I have the feeling that I am partially anosmic to it. It's kind of funny because I don't really smell it consciously with my nose, I smell only a dry, woody note, a bit like cedarwood, but my brain tells me that there is something more that is making the perfume "big" and "alive". So I know that the Ambergris is there.

     

    "Venezia" reminds me of Aftelier's "Sepia", but without the disgusting strawberry-note. "Sepia" is more complex, with more prominent woody notes, "Venezia" is simpler to my nose, but nicely blended and refined. I find "Sepia" totally misnamed as someone could expect a totally different perfume judged by the name, but the name "Venezia - Giardini Segreti" fits perfectly to Profumo's creation because it makes you really feel like sitting in a garden on a hot day and catching whiffs of fresh air from time to time when the wind is gently blowing.

     

    All in all it is a very nice perfume for summer, and a must-try for all Jasmine and Rose lovers, especially for those who didn't like the Jasmine in "Tawaf" because it is much more tamed here. I don't know which perfume I like more, "Milano Caffe" or "Venezia". "MC" is much more complex to my nose, it's busy, really like sitting in a cafe with people talking and cars passing by. "Venezia" is simpler, more to the point with no distraction, truly like sitting in a garden, an oasis where you can leave everyday life behind and just relax.


    Edited by hoschhti - 6/21/13 at 10:34am
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    Thread Starter 

    Dear Hoschhti,

    your remarks are as usual acurate and subtle.In fact simplexity is what I wanted to reach with Venezia and I relied on Ambergris to give it tri-dimentionality.

    I knew that Ambergris was going to react with Jasmine and Rose, but the result was over my expectations, and I remained in love.
    "A perfume from an alternate world" is the definition from Denyse beaulieu and I find it perfectly fitting.

    Few ingredients, straight to the point...

    You understood Milano as well as you did with Venezia. A lot of ingredients, too many to name, but very simply done, I used two very complex bases as single ingredients along with the most evident ones which are coffee, chocolate and vetyver. one of which was Bazaar, as someone understood during the project.

     

    It is a pleasure to have you smell and comment my fragrances, but above all to have you participate in their composition.

    post #4 of 11

    I really enjoyed wearing last night Venezia Giardini Segreti on my skin. Well, for me it smells like spring and it makes me think of the heady, inviting and happy smell of fully bloomed trees. In this case, jasmine trees, since the rose doesn't reveal itself on my skin. I see it a garden full of jasmine trees at their peak at their flowerings. But, at the same time, the smell is not intoxicating or too much heavy. It makes me think of Guerlain's Jasminora, but less intense, pretty, but a little bit more shiny. And it's surrounded by what seems to me like an impressionistic view of bushes and trees with herbal aromas - i only get a green, minty, sparkling colorful aura behind the jasmine trees. I didn't think of frankincense at first, but it can really fit the impression. It's a very longlasting jasmine on my skin, that after the happy opening settles down into something more quiet, as if your nose, inside the garden, got used with the intense jasmine sensuality. In this phase i don't know if i feel or not the Ambergris, maybe i'm anosmic too? I searched for the salty aspects on my skin, but didn't get any. Instead of them i get something slightly milky, sweet, vanilla-like, very suitable to the way that i usually see myrrh develop on me. This is the most serene phase, the one that seems to indicate that you finally found the peace you were looking for in this garden. But i really like the cheerful, rounded, sensual opening.

    post #5 of 11
    Thread Starter 

    Beautiful analysis of the perfume. 

    post #6 of 11

    Rickbr, what you described as "slightly milky, sweet, vanilla-like" could be the Ambergris because I sampled the Ambergris-tincture from Profumo and it smelled to me like hot milk with honey, but you are right it could be also Myrrh.


    Edited by hoschhti - 8/7/13 at 9:39am
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    Maybe is a combination of both? I definitely need to smell ambergris in an isolated occasion to understand what it's exactly...
    post #8 of 11
    Thread Starter 

    Dear Rick, you can sample my ambergris from STC, it should be easy for them to ship to Brazil.

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    Originally Posted by Profumo View Post

    Dear Rick, you can sample my ambergris from STC, it should be easy for them to ship to Brazil.

    Unfortunately they don't ship here anymore frown.gif
    Well, if you don't mind, i'd purchase a sample from you on my next order (i guess that i'll end becoming a loyal costumer, since i loved almost all the scents i sampled from your brand smile.gif
    post #10 of 11

    Speaking of Ambergris I always wondered if there is/was Ambergris in "Seawood"?

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    Thread Starter 

    Rickbr, I shall add a sample of Ambergris next time don't worry.

    Hoscchti, there is no ambergris in Sea Wood.

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    5/25/13 at 1:19pm

    Profumo said:



    The name of the second fragrance of the Italian series is "Venezia Giardini Segreti", Venice secret gardens.
    I have a large photo gallery of these gardens little known from occasional visitors.

     

    free samples with shipping fee, contact profumo@profumo.it

     

    “Venezia, Giardini segreti” is inspired by the “corti” -- the courts of Venice that contain its secret gardens, hidden within the maze of the city -- and particularly to the imaginary “Corte Sconta detta Arcana" of the "Favola di Venezia" di Corto Maltese, first discovered in the recesses of Hugo Pratt’s mind, and illustrated by his hand.
    “When the Venetians grow tired of the established authorities,” he writes, “they walk to these 3 secret places and, opening the doors that are in the bottom of these courts, they go away forever into beautiful places and other stories.”
     

    The essences that recount these hidden courts, where the feel and smell of the sea are never far away, are of Jasmine and Rose, of Italian aromatic herbs and of Myrrh, the sweet resin which evokes the city’s ancient connection with the East

     

    The Ambergris is the ingredient of the fragrance that celebrates Venice’s foundation on seafaring; it’s the key that opens the door to other worlds and other stories. It is the magical ingredient that renders the fragrance three-dimensional, the noble pheromone with a scent of leather, of sea and of mother’s milk. This smell, so rare and precious that it is no longer used in modern perfumes, confers to the “Venezia Giardini Segreti” a unique and inimitable magic. 


    Edited by Profumo - 6/4/13 at 1:22am

    6/21/13 at 10:20am

    hoschhti said:



    I gave my sample of "Venezia - Giardini Segreti" already a few wearings and here are my thoughts on it:

     

    "Venezia" has a wonderful and vivid Jasmine/Rose-combo, perfectly balanced and beautiful. I detect also something citrusy, could be lemon but also a nice and fresh frankincense. Either way it fits perfectly to the "Secret Garden"-theme. I don't really smell any Myrrh in "Venezia", but maybe it is intended to be that way, just adding some warmth and "mystery" to the scent. The Ambergris-base is not strong, but then again I have the feeling that I am partially anosmic to it. It's kind of funny because I don't really smell it consciously with my nose, I smell only a dry, woody note, a bit like cedarwood, but my brain tells me that there is something more that is making the perfume "big" and "alive". So I know that the Ambergris is there.

     

    "Venezia" reminds me of Aftelier's "Sepia", but without the disgusting strawberry-note. "Sepia" is more complex, with more prominent woody notes, "Venezia" is simpler to my nose, but nicely blended and refined. I find "Sepia" totally misnamed as someone could expect a totally different perfume judged by the name, but the name "Venezia - Giardini Segreti" fits perfectly to Profumo's creation because it makes you really feel like sitting in a garden on a hot day and catching whiffs of fresh air from time to time when the wind is gently blowing.

     

    All in all it is a very nice perfume for summer, and a must-try for all Jasmine and Rose lovers, especially for those who didn't like the Jasmine in "Tawaf" because it is much more tamed here. I don't know which perfume I like more, "Milano Caffe" or "Venezia". "MC" is much more complex to my nose, it's busy, really like sitting in a cafe with people talking and cars passing by. "Venezia" is simpler, more to the point with no distraction, truly like sitting in a garden, an oasis where you can leave everyday life behind and just relax.


    Edited by hoschhti - 6/21/13 at 10:34am

    6/21/13 at 11:21am

    Profumo said:



    Dear Hoschhti,

    your remarks are as usual acurate and subtle.In fact simplexity is what I wanted to reach with Venezia and I relied on Ambergris to give it tri-dimentionality.

    I knew that Ambergris was going to react with Jasmine and Rose, but the result was over my expectations, and I remained in love.
    "A perfume from an alternate world" is the definition from Denyse beaulieu and I find it perfectly fitting.

    Few ingredients, straight to the point...

    You understood Milano as well as you did with Venezia. A lot of ingredients, too many to name, but very simply done, I used two very complex bases as single ingredients along with the most evident ones which are coffee, chocolate and vetyver. one of which was Bazaar, as someone understood during the project.

     

    It is a pleasure to have you smell and comment my fragrances, but above all to have you participate in their composition.

    8/5/13 at 6:01am

    rickbr said:



    I really enjoyed wearing last night Venezia Giardini Segreti on my skin. Well, for me it smells like spring and it makes me think of the heady, inviting and happy smell of fully bloomed trees. In this case, jasmine trees, since the rose doesn't reveal itself on my skin. I see it a garden full of jasmine trees at their peak at their flowerings. But, at the same time, the smell is not intoxicating or too much heavy. It makes me think of Guerlain's Jasminora, but less intense, pretty, but a little bit more shiny. And it's surrounded by what seems to me like an impressionistic view of bushes and trees with herbal aromas - i only get a green, minty, sparkling colorful aura behind the jasmine trees. I didn't think of frankincense at first, but it can really fit the impression. It's a very longlasting jasmine on my skin, that after the happy opening settles down into something more quiet, as if your nose, inside the garden, got used with the intense jasmine sensuality. In this phase i don't know if i feel or not the Ambergris, maybe i'm anosmic too? I searched for the salty aspects on my skin, but didn't get any. Instead of them i get something slightly milky, sweet, vanilla-like, very suitable to the way that i usually see myrrh develop on me. This is the most serene phase, the one that seems to indicate that you finally found the peace you were looking for in this garden. But i really like the cheerful, rounded, sensual opening.

    8/5/13 at 6:09am

    Profumo said:



    Beautiful analysis of the perfume. 

    8/5/13 at 9:38am

    hoschhti said:



    Rickbr, what you described as "slightly milky, sweet, vanilla-like" could be the Ambergris because I sampled the Ambergris-tincture from Profumo and it smelled to me like hot milk with honey, but you are right it could be also Myrrh.


    Edited by hoschhti - 8/7/13 at 9:39am

    8/7/13 at 6:52am

    rickbr said:



    Maybe is a combination of both? I definitely need to smell ambergris in an isolated occasion to understand what it's exactly...

    8/7/13 at 7:07am

    Profumo said:



    Dear Rick, you can sample my ambergris from STC, it should be easy for them to ship to Brazil.

    8/8/13 at 11:18am

    rickbr said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Profumo View Post

    Dear Rick, you can sample my ambergris from STC, it should be easy for them to ship to Brazil.

    Unfortunately they don't ship here anymore frown.gif
    Well, if you don't mind, i'd purchase a sample from you on my next order (i guess that i'll end becoming a loyal costumer, since i loved almost all the scents i sampled from your brand smile.gif

    8/9/13 at 10:25am

    hoschhti said:



    Speaking of Ambergris I always wondered if there is/was Ambergris in "Seawood"?

    8/9/13 at 11:49am

    Profumo said:



    Rickbr, I shall add a sample of Ambergris next time don't worry.

    Hoscchti, there is no ambergris in Sea Wood.