Hi Perfume Posse Peeps, My mates at First In Fragrance send me a couple of carded samples with every order. I never ask for specifics and always ask them to send me the best new stuff they have on offer. Every time there is at least one gorgeous thing in the pack. This time I’ve discovered Sine More by a crew I’ve never seen or even heard of, ArteOlfacto.
Apparently ArteOlfatto is a family owned Italian fragrant essence business from Naples since the 1950s. Now the son has taken over and is expanding into perfumes.
Sine More by ArteOlfatto 2017
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Artemisia, damask rose
Heart: Turkish rose, violet
Base: Patchouli, ambergris and musk
Big jammy rose opening, sweet and slightly spicy. It’s not the newest treatment of a rose in the world but it is luscious and very comfortable. As the opening fireworks burn off a shadowed greenness emerges as if you are now walking under a rose arbour. The sweetness fades a little and you can now smell greenery and a refreshing dappled shade as a refuge from the heat.
As patchouli creeps in it is a clean patchouli, shorn of its more earthy and chocolatey features, yet still grounding and very nice. Sine More is totally unisex and will smell excellent on both sexes. I would particularly like to smell a well heeled gent bathed in it walking past.
The violet makes infrequent cameo appearances for me but I have a feeling I’m missing some of its story in Sine More. It’s so beautifully paired with the rose that it is overshadowed for me. When it does pop out I smile in recognition. Thinking of you Northern Hemisphere gang coming out of a brutal winter it’s easy to imagine Sine More adding a breath of fresh air and a hint of the spring to come.
They are selling this fragrance as an Oriental but for me it fits more into a combination of the rose soliflor/chypre categories. It comes in extrait strength and lasts beautifully with roses till the very end.
First In Fragrance has €140/100ml and Samples
Could you be tempted by a new fragrance that crosses into a modern rose chypre territory?
Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies.