I get a mere whiff of rose at on my skin. On me it opens with a plastic citrus, giving way to a bay rum clove, and then this faintest of white rose scents. I too got my sample from LuckyScent. I was following up on a rose chypre scent they also offer, Montale's Black Aoud, which is identical to Lalique's classic Perles. There the scent of rose is strong, dark and dominant. With 1913 I get plastic notes, then a light musky rose, fading quickly. Not one of the great rose scents.
Domenico Caraceni 1913 by Domenico Caraceni
Rated #1482 in Fragrances
I can't say that DC 1913 is not interesting. It is. A slightly soapy spicy (3X clove) candied rose. As it dries down it smells increasingly refined. I could see coming out of a fancy barbershop of some unspecified time and place and smelling like this. Funerals, you say? If I did smell this at funeral I'd never forget it.....or the deceased. This is the kind of thing I like to wear not because I'm so enamored of it but rather to see the reactions of other people to it. Yes, for me it's a little weird but in a fun kind of way.
Nothing bad to say about 1913 but nothing perticularly exciting either. It's a good rose centered scent where the main note is orchestrated to smell very aromatic. The frankincese add some depth and perfectly balance the soapy vibe given by the rose-tobacco combo. Well crafted, elegant and versatile but not exactly what I'm into. Overall, if you like rose, this is a good fragrance and could make a valid alternative to heavier perfumes in the same vein.
Dull in a loud, dapper, masculine sort of way. Nicely put-together, though, and dries down to a soapiness more comfortable than its blustery start. Essentially, Fleur du Male for fancy straight guys.
I also obtained a sample of this from lucky scent based on all the rave reviews. I found this to be well formulated, but definitely not the type of rose scentI was looking for. Reminds me a bit of Indian Nag Champa incense.
This fragrance reminds to me the past holidays with some friends of mine in the wonderful Lisboa two springs ago. One of them (following my advises obviously.....sorry if i vaunt) purchased this special fragrance in order to start wearing it on holidays. Magic, just fresh magic at evening while its smell used to whirl around outside for the crowded streets or in the restaurants near the ocean. Nothing gothic or dangerous, just high airy class at its best and fresh exotic boldness. A tall, playful, daring, willing globe-trotter could dare to use it with style and naturalness. It's a fresh rose-geranium, midly dry, incensey fragrance, a modern classic chypre with a touch of resinous trail to tame the dryness, a fruity-floral feel and a sort of backtone of burnt rubber. This one thrives where N. 88 C&S for many (not to me, at least not at all) fails namely it's modern and in any way could be quoted as dated or stuffy. N 88 lacks that sort of touch of honey and resins which makes 1913 less assertive and decidedly airy and joyful. This is a modern old school exotic scent. The citrusy neroli opening is a sort of mellow one due the styrax resinouosity and it impresses a touch of mellifluence and taste that reminds to me the flavour of sweetmeat or dry plums. An hint of taste is what this scent owns unlike N. 88. The fruity opening is the prelude to a dry, floral, slightly spicy heart wich immediately plunges in to fresh incense. This one is woodsy due to a wonderful note of cypress and musk which enhances the forest feel of concoction blending itself with an exotic note of tobacco that impresses a bitter-mild, earthy, masculine temperament to final outcome. This is a versatile fragrance, perfect for work or better for joyful evenings out with friends. This is an evening scent but i don't perceive it as very dark or dangerous unlike Black Aoud. It is invigorating and daring-exotic but not in the sense of mystic, moody or assertive. This italian pearl is the fragrance of seaside resorts and grand hotels, restaurants or wedding cerimonies. Magic if you wear in white suit being a optimistic real lover of the life. Longevity and sillage are notable on me.
Obtained this as a sample from Luckyscent as my first rose scent ever tested. I have to say it was pretty much love at second wearing. I was unsure how rose would work as a masculine scent, but DC speaks nothing but masculine and sophisticated. I ended up ordering a bottle. On initial blast I get some citrus and germanium, but this quickly dries down to a Rose, tobacco, incense type of fragrance. Staying power is superb. The bottle is elegant and classy. I recently sampled C&S 88 and DC to me is completely different and I somewhat prefer it to 88, though 88 is definitely bottle worthy IMO as well. This is truly a great rose fragrance and something that will become my baseline for comparing others in the future.
Never smelled a frag quite like this yet. The rose is great in this fragrance. Definitely going in my bottle worthy buying list and giving this a thumbs up.
I don't get the Dracula connotations with this . To me the rose while beautiful is much too light. This is refined and sophisticated. Maybe a Dracula Light? This is hard to pick out individual notes easily. A sign of a well blended scent in my opinion. Although there is something about this fragrance that just doesn't work for me. Something a little too sharp for me. Kind of like the smell of pencil shavings. Strange I know but there it is.
There must be something wrong with me. All of the potentially beautiful frankincense, rose, cypress, citrus and amber are practically obliterated by a rasping "fingernails on the chalkboard" screech of cloves. Perhaps I got a mis-labeled sample.
Domenico Caraceni 1913 by Domenico Caraceni
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