Sine More by ArteOlfatto 2017

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

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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.

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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 xx



Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies.

  • brigitte says:

    This sounds lovely! Another house I am not familiar with. Thanks for reviewing it, Portia!

  • HeidiC says:

    This sounds interesting! How does it compare with Portrait of a Lady, with the combination of rose and patchouli?

    • Portia says:

      Hey HeidiC,
      Great question. I can’t remember smelling a large correlation but I decided Une Rose and Lipstick Rose were my Malle roses and can’t really bring Portrait of a Lady to my nose mind.
      It would make for interesting comparison I think.
      Portia xx

  • RoseMacaroon says:

    Oh, I definitely could. Most recently I sniffed 2 by herbcraft, and became instantly obsessed. Just slowly saving pennies now. This sounds great, truly I don’t value novelty above richness and beauty. I love natural notes or at the very least, photorealistic ones with no hint of synthetic scratchiness, so that’s more how my selection criteria skews than newness/innovation. Great to know about this line. Portia — thank you!

    • Portia says:

      Yeah, interesting point Rosemacaroon,
      I too love a bit ofd rose photorealism. There’s a beautiful one by Czeck & Speake but I can’t remember the name. I tried it, loved it and forgot to write it down.
      Portia xx

  • James H. says:

    This sounds interesting! I don’t have a favorite rose perfume yet, this may be the one. Thank You Portia for your review! James xx

  • Musette says:

    gosh, that sounds pretty!!! xoxo

  • Tara C says:

    Sounds lovely! I am jonesing for Sucre Noir by Arte Profumi, but it has to wait until I place my annual FiF order in January. Their shipping charges are high and I don’t have anyone to pool my orders with, so I just wait and order once a year to meet the free shipping minimum (which I think is 600€).

    • Portia says:

      Clever TaraC,
      I think there might be a sample around here of Sucre Noir. I shall look it out immediately.
      Portia xx