Originally Posted by mikeperez23
Can you post a pic of the bottles noggs?
Yep, but I'm just starting my work day now. I will do it this evening after I get home from the office.- - - Updated - - -
I believe that Gandini has a more extensive range than the line being discussed here, but the only ones I know are the three that I own. I agree with Mike that they are good smelling, simple, straightforward fragrances. They remind me a bit of some of the Jo Malone line, but with more presence and longevity (and much lower price). I assume that they'e wholly or mostly synthetic, but they don't smell artificial.
While they contain other subtle notes such as woods and musks, they essentially smell like their names. As Mike mentioned, Lavender and Gold Amber is a very nice combo which smells like lavender and amber. To me the blend leans a little more towards the amber, but the balance is excellent. The lavender freshens the amber, which is neither too herbal or overly sweet, anyway, and the amber softens and rounds out the lavender.
Pomegranate and Incense is a good stand-in for Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir. Incense isn't the same as black pepper, but has a peppery element which counters the pomegranate in a similar fashion. The pomegranate in the Gandini is a little less strong and fruity than in the Malone, which I find borderline unbalanced at times. The incense in the Gandini is more prominent than the black pepper in the Malone, a balance that I find more pleasing.
Orange Blossom and Leaves is a strong, green, non-sweet, long lasting citrus fragrance, well worth seeking out by those who complain about the fleeting nature of citrus fragrances. It is dry and fresh, but not sharp, more green and sappy than many other orange scents.