Xerjoff Dolce Amalfi Eau de Parfum smells like the primary style of candy, fruity bubblegum. The opening was stuffed with winter spices, like cardamom and cloves, with a extra distinctive inexperienced apple and lemon juice earlier than shortly sweetening considerably. It had a extra linear improvement over time, so the fruity bubblegum part continued till the drydown, about 4 hours in, the place it was barely much less fruity however nonetheless fairly candy with vanilla, a contact of amber, and slightly little bit of woodiness.
It’s certainly one of a number of fragrances below Xerjoff’s Casamorti assortment that goals to recreate classic fragrances from Claudio Casamorati. The observe construction is as follows:
- prime notes: quince, cardamom, apple, saffron
- coronary heart notes: cloves, tolu balsam, incense
- base notes: vanilla, tonka bean, amber, cedar, musk
Dolce Amalfi opened with a blast of heat spices–cloves and cardamom–and inexperienced apple that was drizzled with a squeeze of lemon juice. It was fairly heavy on the spices initially, however after 5 minutes, the spices had been extra blended with the opposite notes, nevertheless it began to scent like fruity bubblegum as a complete… simply refined with cloves and cardamom, and maybe a contact of tolu balsam that got here by means of.
Over the subsequent hour, it remained in a state of fruity bubblegum with the spices diminishing, which resulted within the composition changing into creamier, nearly slightly vanilla in its sweetness. I used to be impressed by how lengthy the candy fruits stayed on my pores and skin–there was little transformation once I checked in on the three-hour mark; nonetheless juicy, fruity bubblegum with a contact of cloves and vanilla. The drydown ended up being candy, fruity vanilla with a touch of musk.
For testing, I used half of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain effectively right here in any other case.
It lasted for 10 hours till it was extra of a skin-scent that lingered for a couple of extra hours on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been reasonable with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection after 4 hours of damage.
I’d adore it extra in physique wash type (which really exists) extra so than as a fragrance as a result of it was, on the entire, too sugary-sweet for too lengthy, so I’d like to scent of juicy, fruity bubblegum for 5 minutes within the bathe however not one thing I’d attain for and put on all day. That being mentioned, I had no issues sporting all of it day by any means.
- 100ml for $305
- 30ml for $115
- 0.7ml pattern for $5