Hey there Perfume Posse, Te Delle Isole means Tea Of The Isles. La Via del Profumo is one of my favourite independent perfume houses. Perfumer Dominique Dubrana has chosen naturals as his medium. Though he is a self taught perfumer his hand and nose are deft. None of the La Via del Profumo scents are shy or retiring. Every one I’ve tried speaks to me through scent of strong character, fearlessness and independence. No one will mistake you for one of the sheep if you have the steel within to wear La Via del Profumo easily and casually. Many of the range make my imagination run wild and I really like the rides.
Te Delle Isole by Dominique Dubrana for La Via del Profumo
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Cinnamon, cloves, grapefruit, tea
Let’s talk about cloves! In Te Delle Isole we have a fabulous creation featuring as the star player, clove. Do you find it’s rare to have Clove in dominance? It is to my knowledge anyway, and here it has been made the solitaire with other notes playing background and buoyancy.
The first 30 minutes is quite big, very spicy and smells like I remember those clove cigarettes used to smell. Do they still make them? Remember you would open the pack and this unbelievably yummy smell would float out. Then when you went to light up there was sugar coating on the filter so there would be an explosion of sweetness mixed with the tastes of clove, tobacco and smoke. We bloody loved those ciggies in the day.
Then Te Delle Isole calms considerably, floating around me in soft clove harmonics. Though I can’t really smell tea as such I do get the familiar dry ache in my throat that the smell of tea gives me. Yeah, I know how weird that sounds but that’s how my body reacts when I’m making, smelling or about to drink tea.
After about 4-5 hours I’m left with the softest, merest whiff of spicy skin. MMMMM and spritz again.
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