Profumum Roma Battito d’Ali Eau de Parfum was a mix of soppy cocoa powder with orange blossom and creamy, virtually milky, vanilla. It evoked the fading aroma of a baked chocolate-and-orange cake–not so candy that it was cake-like, as a result of there was a candy, flippantly spiced woody undertone that saved it from being an precise dessert. Profumum listed the notes as: cocoa powder, myrrh, orange flowers, and vanilla. Some retailers additionally listing coconut.
It opened with sharp, bitter citrus that smoothed out with a honeyed sweetness over the primary couple of minutes. There was a fragile whisper of orange blossom, however the sharpness of bergamot got here via extra readily with the floral high quality being fairly ethereal and light-weight. Because the resinous sweetness and virtually clove-like spice of the myrrh and vanilla mixed, the sharpness dissipated and let the aromatic orange blossoms take centerstage.
There was a dusting of cocoa powder beneath all of it, and at very transient intervals, it smelled like candy, creamy lotion over clear pores and skin. The myrrh gave the impression to be a stronger part in comparison with the orange blossom, and the vanilla and cocoa created a creamy, virtually milky, high quality that blurred every little thing collectively to the purpose the place particular person features had been notably arduous to discern after an hour of deciding on my pores and skin.
I used to be shocked that the florals appeared to bloom a second time after a half hour on my pores and skin, which decreased among the honeyed sweetness and launched a refined, bitter orange peel. Battito d’Ali was candied orange items with cocoa powder and folded into vanilla cream over an undercurrent over spiced, candy, woody myrrh. It was much less like a dessert because it was the aroma that lingers hours after baking one thing with chocolate and orange collectively.
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 nicely right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a evaluation was made, e.g. a evaluation from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It lasted for six hours till it was a skin-scent and about 10 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been average with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection inside two hours of wear and tear.
Whereas I don’t benefit from the style of chocolate and orange a lot, I’ve discovered that I’m not against it as a word mixture in a perfume! I don’t know if it’s one thing I’d readily attain for, however I’ve loved the few fragrances I’ve tried with the duo. The orange right here was extra floral, and I’d most likely go for one thing a bit extra candied with out the floral side in any respect.
Out there Sizes
- 100ml for $275
- 18ml for $93 (more durable to seek out dimension within the US)
- 0.7ml pattern for $6