Spadaro Sole Nero, Doux Amour and Noche Del Fuego

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..

Spadaro is available at select Nordstrom’s and at  Sole Nero and Doux Amour are $135 and Noche Del Fuego are $155; all are 3.3 oz.  I asked for and received my samples from the perfumer.


  • This is going to be a perfect gifts for this coming Christmas holiday. :)

    eula w

  • Lavanya says:

    Ooh..I need to smell noche del fungo as I really liked Rien..

  • nozknoz says:

    Wow, a weak in the knees new scent at Nordstroms – got to check it out.

    I know Ann is right that it’s enviable, but it must also be kind of exhausting to live in LA and have so many smellies to cover. Thank you, Tom!

    • Tom says:

      It can be, but when you find something really nice it’s so great!

      That, and I was really lazy and asked for samples directly because I didn’t want to go to the valley or the county to try it. I mean, I wasn’t GUARANTEED it was going to be there…

  • M.Oltmanns says:

    Doux Amour, I know you say its not you but, I love this scent it goes well on my skin, I

    • Tom says:

      That’s the beauty part of perfume. It’s not me because it’s sheer and feminine. I’m neither Maybe I wrote it badly?

  • Thalia says:

    Hey, at the Sodaro site you can get a sample pack with all three for $10, free shipping (I know because after reading this post I rushed off and ordered it). Not that you shouldn’t come to L.A. regardless.

    • Musette says:

      Because That is Where Roscoe’s Is 😡

      xo >-)

      • Thalia says:

        Exactly — you can’t mail-order Roscoe’s!

        And unfortunately, I went to complete my sample purchase and the site wants to charge me $9.40 in shipping. For six milliliters of perfume. I don’t think so.

        • Musette says:



          that’s too bad.

          xo >-)

          • Tom says:

            Ow indeed! But she’s a small perfumer and has to pay the freight.. Stinks..

          • Musette says:

            As a small biz meself, I feel her pain – it is difficult to reconcile it on both sides, though – her costs v. our perceptions. As a customer I find it psychologically nearly impossible to pay as much for shipping as I do for the purchase, even when I know it’s the going rate!

            xo >-)

  • March says:

    These sound so great. Seriously. Then we’ll all go to Roscoe’s for chicken and waffles. 😡

  • LindaB says:

    These sound beautiful! I’ve just started to appreciate and long for citrus in my scents so Sole Nero is calling my name…

    All three sound interesting and different – quite a feat lately in the perfume world.

    Thanks Tom!

  • Musette says:

    Oh, for ….:-w

    I should come out there and BEAT you!
    (then we could go to Roscoe’s 😡 )

    Tom…..all three of these sound phenomenal!! Especially Sole Nero. And the Morocco one….’jasmine liks sheer silk’…that’s just so beautifully evocative… I really thought I was past lemming……but noooo!

    And it’s YOUR fault! [-(

    xo >-)

  • Ann says:

    Hi, Tom! What a luscious, mouth-watering post. I’d not heard of this line before, so thanks for putting in on the radar. Just wished I lived close enough to sample these, as they all sound wonderful. I must confess I’m a little envious of your scent-centric location out there in L.A.; I live near a major metropolitan area but except for Neiman’s, Saks and Nordstrom, it’s verging on a perfume wasteland (no outlet for Malles, Lutens, L’Artisan, Byredo, etc.). OK, I’ll quit whining now. Have a great day, everyone!