I was chatting at ScentBar the other day and we got on the subject of Etro and how many of them that we liked. I completely forgot that there’s a boutique of theirs within walking distance of my little hovel. I also forgot that I had a sample of this one, so here we are.
Like most Etro scents, this is one smooth little baby. It’s a little old school, a sweet, raw sandalwood with touches of resiny amber and myrrh. There’s a bit of sour citrus at the opening but that’s fleeting. a few minutes in and were at the heart of the woods, as smooth and sensual as the matched veneers of a vintage Rolls. The middle is touched by patchouli and lavender and is lovely, but it’s the drydown that really knocks it out of the park. That combination of amber, musk, myrrh and woods is wonderful.
Even better is the price: Amazon has it in the 3.3 oz size for $70. My sample was from the store.