Friday, 29 April 2016

Fragrance review: Lorenzo Villoresi Alamut


image source: Fragrantica

taken from Lorenzo Villoresi website:

" A warm and sensual fragrance, a journey to the Orient, a fragrant arabesque. 
The rich, opulent and velvety flowers of a Thousand and One Nights, dreams of secret gardens in the moonlight of the fresh Oriental nights. The enveloping scent of rare and precious woods, the seducing embrace of Tonkin Musk, the profound and mysterious aroma of Amber. "


Alamut is balsamic, exotic and fully immersed in a different world. In another era with different sensibilities and avocations.

Opulent resins and amber infuse with a medley of warm, oriental flowers on top of a smooth, grounding base of powdery, dirty musks. Ylang ylang, dusty rose and white florals tuberose and jasmine tangle in this Middle Eastern-inspired escapade. The flowers are rich and indolic, unashamedly so; luring you in with its subtle raunchy, animalic side. The dry down grows evermore balsamic with powdered puffs of sandalwood, labdanum and amber. At times I sense a fantasy note of warm incense, which I believe, is done with a stroke of magic, as if to paint the surrounds of a temple in the Middle-East. This encapsulates a certain spiritual charm that would elicit one to feel comforted and awakened.

Sillage is wondrous and alive in the first hour, but like other Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances, it settles into a moderate sillage for its twelve hours of wear.


Further reading: Alamut Fragrantica


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