Hey Hey Perfume Posse, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies to chat with you about a fragrance house I’ve long wished to spend some time with but for some reason always gets pushed to the do it later pile. While in Venice in early 2013 I very nearly plunged on one of the lovely bottles but it was a toss up between two and I went with the Sigilli Athunis which is a great choice, no regrets. So now I have a Surrender To Chance decant of a discontinued fragrance re-release that clients have been begging to have returned to the range, they have made a small batch and you can buy Tropicana while it lasts.
Tropicana by Lorenzo Villoresi
Vintage Collection (re-issue)
Photo Stolen First In Fragrance
Lorenzo Villoresi gives these featured accords:
Top: Peach, Pineapple, Magnolia, Osmanthus, tropical fruits
Heart: Rose, Passion fruit, Melon, Milk, Coconut, Jasmin
Base: Ylang Ylang, Tuberose, powdery notes, Vanilla, Chocolate, Musk
Tropicana, what a fun name for a fragrance, once you read the copy (below) you can see what a divine setting the Villoresi crew are trying to create with it.
From the Lorenzo Villoresi, Firenze site: Opulent trees, loaded with exotic and unknown fruits, touched by the warm rays of a tropical sun. Exuberant flowers of a thousand colours, beautiful to see and touch, sensual and enveloping, overflowing with intoxicating and mysterious fragrances. Countless palm trees bending in the wind, leaning towards the sea, cold juices and ice drinks, sweet and fruity, white like coconut and milk, under the infinite stars of the Southern Seas.
WOOOO fruit and osmanthus are bursting out the Tropicana gate and jasmine wends its way through all smelling much like the jasmine that used to grow on the fence at the side of the house, gorgeous!!! Ha Ha Ha! Fruit salad indeed and yummy. From all the fruits you would expect this to be a super sweet celebuscent-ish fragrance but it is remarkable cool and fruity with a dry back bite smoothed by lovely fat helpings of coconut and jasmine breathiness, wet melon freshly cut and a spicy rose that is more spice than rose really.
Photo Stolen Flickr
Ylang, musk and tuberose flow in under the rest and softly assert themselves in a VERY sensual way hefted up by vanilla, an amber-ish, honeycomb vanilla. Tropicana is very interesting and quite retro and the fruits stay well into dry down territory. There are shades of a flamboyant Femme by Rochas, a hint of the Bombay Bling by Neela Vermeire Creations and a “This is how you do it” to all the fruity frags that just aren’t as exotic, friendly, flirty, fun or ferocious as Tropicana. In fact there is a little of the Party In Manhattan madness prowling around in this fabulous frag.
I am loving Tropicana sick, what a stupendous fragrance. WOW!
Did you get to try these last time, or this time. What do you think of the Villoresi line? Is it you? Are there particular frags in the line I should go and try immediately?