There are many ways to define a perfume as “good” just as there are many books and blogs that help us to appreciate and interpret, using compositional analysis, famous fragrances present for years in the collective imagination as reference scents.
The decision to wear one that we recognize as truly “ours” comes from our instinct, by the reaction as first sensation which can be decisive for this reason. Be aware, though, that a good fragrance is the result of skillful blending of different ingredients, sometimes really valuable because rare, that reveal themselves as a harmony to our sense of smell. Ingredients which release notes, like those of music that in turn can give different sensations over time.
For this reason, it is advisable not to stop at first impressions, but wait at least fifteen, twenty minutes for a new contact with the fragrance that will tell us something else, which will give us new feelings, deeper. Some time again and we’ll find some more enveloping and persistent notes, the true structure of the perfume.
The top notes, middle notes and base notes: here’s what you inspired, if you had patience. And if you find that among the different sensations occurred over time there’s a harmony, a kind of olfactory tale in tune with your imagination, your style, you’re done: you found “your” scent.
The top notes, middle notes and base notes are part of a “fragrance components” revealing the compositional structure of the perfume. For this, before buying a perfume, keep the strip of paper on which a few drops were sprayed and try to smell it over again after a long time: you’ll get some surprise!
So, when you enter the “Franco Perfumery” take your time, let the good co-workers of Sandro de Vanna giving you the paper sprayed with one of “Ponte di Rialto” fragrances, for example Elixir Eau de Parfum Supreme and let yourself go: after the first soft sensations that will take you to an orchard in bloom, you’ll go to another world, more sensual, with enveloping, intense and very persistent sensations on your skin. And the fruity note you have perceived in the beginning, now turns into a pleasant facet which ensures a delicious sweetness at the most intense and attractive base notes.
Yes, there’s something really sumptuous in this Elixir Eau de Parfum Supreme, a scent to wear for important and really special situations!