Goddess Dreams already congratulated herself, now please, join me in congratulating her too! ;D Applause, Goddess Dreams!
With the same concept in its name as Bill Blass Nude and YSL Nu, Desnuda is as hard to get as some non-export lines. Anymore. That's it.
Top: Grapefruit, tangerine, white peach, red berries, cayenne pepper, cardamom;
Heart: freesia, jasmine, iris, China rose, mimosa;
Base: sandalwood, cinnamon, osmanthus, vanilla, musk.
I could not get a sample, so I HAD to buy a full 40 ml bottle for $9.99. I looked at the box, and the address puzzled me: Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums (shoemaker reference). Next step was to go onto Emanuel Ungaro's website: a gaudy girl scantly clad in garish colors, a picture taken somewhere in a grimy cellar greeted me there (desire to clean up, paint in the riddle), and I clicked on Fragrances. Nothing there. A bright watermelon pink square with the mourning black border. Sob.... Boutique's address is ave. Montaigne, Metro FDRoosevelt (used in the riddle).
No cap. The sprayer is long and skinny, the same width as the handle of the brush that is attached to the front and seen through the round window on the box. I did not mention the brush, because it would be too easy. So, the fragrance can be dabbed, sprayed or painted and there are three sets of instructions on how to do each. Nice concept, I agree. Yes, Cinderella, you will go the ball, but before... It comes locked, oh, horror! "It wouldn't spray, I wouldn't sleep"...
The fragrance itself is fresh oriental (oxymoron again!): starts sharp, green and peppery, but not heavy or rich. Cinnamon and cardamom are there, but those are not huge containers, rather they are just a dash rubbed between the fingers. It warms up gradually and becomes gummy bears, you know what I mean?
Not as sweet as Cashmere Mist or Hot Couture, though. I feel osmanthus -- again I wish I paid more attention to Botany while at school! -- early, and I do not find any mimosa there. Sandalwood is murky, vanilla is quiet and musk makes it very skin-like. No sillage or entrance making with Desnuda (unlike Diva). It is a keeper! If anyone wants to try it, please pm me.
Thank you for reading the boring part! :