Acqua di Parma Ginepro di Sardegna

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My fragrance of the week is Ginepro di Sardegna from Acqua di Parma. Ginepro di Sardegna is inspired by the aroma of Sardinia, an island in the Mediterranean sea, it blends pepper, nutmeg, juniper, cypress and sage with Virginia cedarwood (itself a type of juniper) and true cedarwood. The fragrance opens with the aromatic and balsamic notes of juniper blended with the sunny brightness of bergamot and the vivid spicy notes of pepper, pimento, and nutmeg that recall the green landscapes, deep blue skies, and bright colours typical of the lands of Sardinia. The energy of juniper, at the heart, is enhanced again by the aromatic resinous notes of common sage, with cypress bringing warm balsamic accents to the fragrance, in perfect balance with a base of warm and woody accents of Virginia Cedarwood. If that doesn't make you feel summery as you set the timer for your central heating, I don't know what will! You'll pick it up in Brown Thomas for around €115.

Patrick McLoughney