Hilde Soliani Bell’Antonio Eau de Parfum is a darling duet of tobacco and occasional. The tobacco ranged from sweeter and smoky to darker, smokier, and just a little grey with out being acrid or ashy. The espresso started extra roasted and nutty earlier than transitioning into one thing caramelized and nutty, although the sweetness by no means dominated, even into the drydown.
It’s imagined to be like “a light-weight cloud of pipe smoke, sipping on a double espresso.” The notes are listed merely as tobacco and occasional.
It opened with candy pipe tobacco with a roasted espresso beneath it earlier than turning barely smokier, much less candy, and nuttier. I used to be shocked on the lack of caramel sweetness there was on this, which is commonly a element of espresso notes. This was a lot earthier and drier, owed primarily to the tobacco. There have been little or no, if any, shifts within the first two hours.
The third hour noticed some caramelization; the espresso pulled extra caramel, whereas nonetheless being nutty, whereas the tobacco appeared barely sweeter, additional contributing to the caramel aroma. It continued on this vein for the rest of its put on, simply sweetening barely over time however was completely a duet of tobacco and espresso and never a lot else (did precisely as marketed, actually!).
For testing, I used 1/3 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.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a evaluate was made, e.g. a evaluate from 2010 could not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for six hours till it was a skin-scent and about 12 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been gentle with the projection only some inches above my pores and skin after 4 hours.
I can’t imagine I’m going to say it, however I form of needed vanilla or one thing to sweeten every part or else had some creaminess to the scent, so… I needed it to be… oh my goodness, extra gourmand! I mentioned it! However, I really like that it was a extra simplistic perfume and did what it got down to do.
- 100ml for $160
- 0.7ml pattern for $4