September Fragrance of the Month: Chinotto di Liguria by Acqua di Parma
Chinotto di Liguria’s cool blend of bitter chinotto orange with sweet, juicy mandarin shimmers over an exquisite jasmine and geranium heart. Warm, rich cardamom and rosemary lead to a lightly-spiced base of patchouli and fresh, sheer musk. The masculine spices and silky floral heart make Chinotto an inviting and mysterious choice for anyone to wear.
And it’s the exhilarating contrast of cool, green accents with warm spice that makes Chinotto di Liguria so ideal to consider as you think about updating your olfactory wardrobe for the fall season. September and October are all about falling leaves, windy days, and amber light in the sky. The bitter chinotto orange and geranium will echo the need for a good scarf with their charming, cool demeanor while the cozy warmth of cardamom, jasmine and rosemary is a lovely compliment to the changing foliage outside.
Autumn is precisely the time of year when spice aromas should start re-entering your fragrance choices. Select a scent that isn’t too intense, spice-wise (meaning save the opulent oriental spices like cinnamon, cloves, etc. for November and December.) Chinotto di Liguria’s embracing blend of patchouli, cardamom, rosemary, and sheer musk is exactly where you want to go in early fall.
The spices are all more herbal than hot, and what heat there is is dispersed between all four notes. So you’ll get a cuddly, favorite-sweater feel from this fragrance, and provides a complex, yet inviting scent to layer in with your puffer coats and insulated jackets.
Scentbird.com also features several other soft, and spicy Acqua di Parma fragrances along with Chinotto di Liguria, and all are completely appropriate for fall wear as well. But definitely start with Chinotto di Liguria to get a feel for the style, and then build up your fall fragrance choices with Acqua di Parma’s other releases to update your autumnal profile.