Xerjoff Pikovaya Dama Eau de Parfum opens with candy, fizzy citrus that made me consider a higher-end tackle lemon-lime soda. The iris added a creamy, powdery factor with fragrant woods that adopted, which tended to mute the bubbling high quality after an hour. The drydown is calmly spiced, vanilla-woods.
Pikovaya Dama Notes
It’s described as being impressed by the novel Pikovaya Dama and use “luscious notes of romantic floral” that “mingle with vibrant citrus and a deep musky base.”
- high notes: Calabrian bergamot, neroli
- coronary heart notes: Turkish iris, coriander, Moroccan atlas cedar
- base notes: Ceylon sandalwood, patchouli, musk, bourbon vanilla
What does Pikovaya Dama Odor Like?
It opened with a burst of candy, citrus blossoms and a contact of darker, bitter citrus peel that was swiftly blanketed by fizzy pop–it had that zing of carbonation with a barely, extra diluted syrupy sweetness. It evoked lemon-lime soda, simply extra refined and never as candy because the precise drink. The bubbling, candy citrus was mild and ethereal, not weighed down by its sugary content material.
About half-hour into improvement, there was a whisper of creamy, barely powdery, iris within the background. Fifteen minutes later, heat, fragrant woods arrived and many of the effervescence dissipated at this level. The sweetness was darker, chewier, calmly spiced, which gave the perfume extra physique and made it headier, although not as heavy because it could possibly be.
The musk joined the bottom notes after about an hour and a half hour of damage, additional making the perfume appear extra subtle and heady. The muskiness turned much less distinguished after three hours, and the vanilla was stronger, sweeter within the drydown.
It lasted for 5 hours till it was a skin-scent and about eight hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been average with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection inside the first hour of damage.
These are extra subjective emotions primarily based on what I like (or don’t like) in a fragrance in addition to contemplating the perfume in opposition to different perfumes I personal and love.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime, so be conscious of when a evaluate was made, e.g. a evaluate from 2010 could not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
Pikovaya Dama is offered for $275/50ml.
If doable, I extremely advocate attempting a perfume earlier than buying a full bottle as a result of perfume can put on otherwise simply due to pores and skin chemistry. Pores and skin chemistry can impact not simply the longevity of a perfume but additionally what notes are distinguished or hidden.
Pikovaya Dama Samples
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