Tired of the fruity florals? You might want to consider splurging (just a bit) on one of three unique and elegant fragrances by Kim Spadaro. Spadaro Fragrances is a luxe collection of uniquely blended perfumes developed by Founder & Creative Director at Spadaro Luxury Fragrance, Kim Spadaro to celebrate the spirit of adventure and inspire journeys of self-discovery.
All three fragrances are royally, luxuriously and expensively packaged in heavy cardboard presentation boxes, fastened with gold-trimmed, intricately detailed, white and gold paper “ribbons.” The fragrances inside are housed in classic, rectangular, clear glass, lab-style, apothecary bottles. These however, have elegant, gold detailed labels, and plastic toppers over the gold spray diffusers that are dead ringers for the classic glass ones that keep chemical potions from evaporating in labs.
I wear-tested one of the three fragrances: Sole Nero $135.00 3.3 fl. oz. Sole Nero means “black sun.” The fragrance is spicy, with an earthy quality, but there’s a sensual sensibility about it that makes it good for a date fragrance or a sexy night in, for two. Sole Nero was inspired by a family trip to Sicily, evoking fond memories of loved ones near and far. When the alcohol evaporates, what you initially smell is uplifting grapefruit, but then the other notes add spice, including a blend of white pepper and cumin which gives it an incense-y personality, and as it dries down more, you can smell sensual tender Musk, and comforting notes of Almond, Honey and Sandalwood. It is spicy and intense, but it isn’t a cloying or heavy oriental scent, so you can enjoy the spice in a soft way. In Summer, that’s a must.
The inspiration, according to the press literature is this story: while on a Sicilian adventure with family exploring the land, they sipped wines from the region, ate succulent sweet summer fruit and watched the glow of Mt. Etna in the distance…inspiring this luxurious fresh scent. You get the spices and the musk up front, and while not literally evocative of the ash that might have once spewed from the volcano of Mt. Etna, but there’s a soft, dare I say it, “dirt like” earthiness about it too. It’s an unusual, exotic scent that may not be for very young girls, but will definitely appeal to fragrance collectors and chic women who crave something distinctive and luxurious.
The two other scents also sound exotic and lovely: Noche del Fuego embodies the spirit of Majorca, Spain. It mixes Bergamot, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla and Honey spiked with Paprika, Saffron and warm/cool notes of Black Pepper. Doux Amour, meaning “Sweet Love” infuses a rare blend of floral essences – Ylang Ylang, Casablanca Lily and Moroccan Jasmine wrapped in a sultry sueded accord of Patchouli, Rare Sandalwood and laced with a sheer veil of Vanilla.
Whether it’s spices, florals, or musks/woods that you love, you can’t go wrong selecting any of these treats from the trio of Spadaro fragrances, available at Nordstrom. Spadaro Sole Nero and Doux Amour are $135 each for 100 ml Eau de Parfum; Noche del Fuego is $155 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum. Matching body lotions and candles are also available. You can also learn more at: http://www.spadaro.co/