Hey there Posse! I’m not sure if Bellodgia is still available, Parfumo says it’s been DCd. Caron has been going through some tough times and the last couple of years in Paris I’ve looked for their stand alone store but not found it. This could be more about my complete lack of orienteering ability than anything else. Going through some of my boxes this month I came across this beautiful pimple bottle and have brought it back into rotation. I wondered if there were any other Posse Perfumistas that still love it, and wear it?
Bellodgia by Ernest Daltroff 1927
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Carnation, rose
Heart: Jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, violet
Base: Musk, clove, vanilla, sandalwood.
Bellodgia’s opening is a crisp minty crackle of carnation cutting through a vanilla laced floral bouquet. Not too far behind is a hefty clove and zingy cinnamon like effervescence. There is a beautiful rose note that is hugs the spiciness and adds a hint of jammy sweetness.
The bouquet makes a lifelike but still cryptic, showbiz version of carnation/rose.
Through the heart carnation and rose hold court flamboyantly on my skin and the cool violet, earthy green and fresh, serves as a counterbalance.
After all the fireworks subside it is in the warm and deep dry down I think Bellodgia really comes into its own. Musks, vanilla and woods all seem to lay a deep downbeat while this fantastical spicy carnation/rose maintains its fluting hold over the top for hours and hours.
Do you want to feel like a fabulous flapper, a naughty, nascent beauty ready to pounce upon an unsuspecting world? Bellodgia will definitely put you in the mood, no matter how unlikely we are ever to fit into that category. Dreaming is free.
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Do you have, or remember, Bellodgia?