Hiya Perfume Posse Peeps,
It’s Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies back again to torment you with my freaky perfume loves. You have probably all tried, worn, loved or hated and dismissed this old chestnut already, sorry. For me it is brand new and YUMMY!
From the Jacomo site
Olfactory family: Oriental Leather Gourmand.
Top note: Bergamot.
Head note: Lis, Tonka bean.
Base note: Vanilla, Suede note, Amber, Patchouli
… A certain concept of art, of audacious perfumes, a collection which dares to assert itself. Cecilia (Carlstedt) and Jacomo : an inspirational meeting for both. For Jacomo, a double-edged ambiguous perfume, an addictive and regressive fragrance, well-known but mysterious, glamorous yet childlike. For Cecilia, a sensual interpretation with echoes of her creative spirit and childhood memories. As if her muse, looking like Salomé had escaped from her studio leaving in her trail, gum, leather and modelling clay.
Before even spritzing I am in love with the bottle, it has heft, is cool, classy, and designer with blackened glass so I don’t have to freak out about the light coming into my room so much. When wearing Jacomo’s Art Collection #02 I get an amazing leather and amber style fragrance right from the get go. The bergamot doesn’t even show its face but the lily is there quietly. People talk of the comparison to Play-Do and there is a crisp salty tang above everything else, floating and disconnected, but not like my recollections of Play-Do. These lovely accords also combine to give me a musky, warm skin-like backbeat. A soft new suede jacket on the chair next to you in the warm sun; the smell when you put it on. The remaining traces after 5-6 hours are a dry vanilla and young healthy flesh, but so subtle that it could be your natural scent. I know I smell good because my partner Jin snuggles in to smell me better next morning.
The sillage and longevity are excellent, last night I sprayed in my dressing room before work and could still smell Art Collection #02 when I got home clear as day, both on myself softly and in the dressing room.
You can buy Art Collection #02 at
I have a better idea though Surrender To Chance (<<JUMP) are going to do a special deal on the 29th and 30th June 2012. Normally you could buy a 1ml sample set of the 3 Art Collection by Jacomo fragrances #02, #08 & #09 for $8.99 but they are doing a DAILY CHANCE SPECIAL $5.99. This is totally AWESOME!!
Thanks for coming along on my fragrant journey today. Come visit AustralianPerfumeJunkies, we’d love to see you over there.
Till next time,