Kim Spadaro is a Jacksonville, Florida based perfumer who makes her scents based upon the wish to “set a mood or evoke a memory through scent, lighting and music.” Her first three scents “are a tribute to the spirit of adventure and the journey of self-discovery”
Let’s see, shall we?
Sole Nero lists citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemon & lime) with sandalwood, spices and musk. Which doesn’t nearly say enough. The spices are there right with the citrus and a hint of comb-like honey. It’s meant to evoke a trip to Sicily, and if this is remotely what that place smells like, then bye-bye Beverly Hills, sto cercando una casa Siciliana presto. If the spices and sweetness elevate the citrus to the heavens then the musk and the sandalwood ground it with a surprising and wholly delightful but of dirtiness. I’m in thrall..
Doux Amour is meant to remind of Marrakech, which I sort of wish I hadn’t been told. It’s a lovely floral tinged with green tea and a touch of vanilla. The jasmine, lily and ylang-ylang whisper like sheer silk; it’s the most delicate fragrance I’ve ever smelled meant to evoke Morrocco. Not me at all, but I can’t fault it since it’s so pretty
Noche Del Fuego was by far my favorite. The first hit is of bergamot and rich. lovely patchouli. Black pepper and sandalwood join in as well as (unmentioned, but I’m smelling) smoky spices and a hint of leather. It reminds me a bit in a way of ELdO’s Rien, a scent that I really like but never actually bought more than a decant of. Rien is all swagger and attitude while Noche doesn’t have anything to prove. I admit that I’ve been in sort of the perfume dumps lately; I’ve been sniffing a lot lately and a lot of it made me think I was losing interest. Noche gave me that weak-in-the-knees can’t-stop-smelling feeling I hadn’t had in a while..