Posted on 05/19/2021
Sicily – Dolce e Gabbana
There is the classic first edition of this, and now the re-issued version of Sicily, the Perfume. Means there are aficionados of the original and scepticism about the newly-arrived edition. Laced with aldehydes and sporting a citrus, heliotrope, banana, orange blossom and honeysuckle opening and jasmine-rose heart, Sicily embodies core scents that denote the island itself. In contrast to the two Ô de Lancôme fragrances, Sicily is a classier act and more suited, baggage allowing, to sultry Mediterranean summer evenings. We can’t quite understand why D&G would have ever discontinued this fragrance as it’s made for summer and can push to autumnal wear as it captures Mediterranean scents in a headier sillage.
Lime, Basil & Mandarin – Jo Malone
Jo Malone is an airport duty-free staple these days and much the same could be said for the signature cologne in the range – Lime, Basil & Mandarin. If you are lost among the testers and time is pressing, you can’t go wrong with this choice among Jo Malone colognes. Most of the range sport two key notes on the scent name, such as Wood Sage & Sea Salt or Oud & Bergamot. But this aromatic-citrus threesome, while seeming a pedestrian combination of notes, is really well put together and effortless to wear in a hot climate. A bracing, rich citrus accord with the intriguing grass-and-mint smell of basil, clear and bright as a morning after rain”.