Soleil de Capri, the first “soft” fragrance from Montale’s repertoire detonates in the air, imbuing it with citrusy spark and elan. And just when you start experiencing another citrus-themed deja vu, Montale takes an unexpected turn and conveys a dirty, earthy vibe with Mediterranean spices morphed into a heart of flowers.

The fragrance strikes a delicate balance between the three corners of the fragrant pyramid. It is a gentle, nature-inspired scent that makes passionate love with its wearer, taking her/him through a storm of grapefruit rain before settling for a creamy, spice-whirled musk ending.

There is no edginess to the fragrant anatomy of the scented blend. As a matter of fact, it looks like Montale deliberately shuns away from the olfactory edginess he is renowned for and rather settles for pillowy softness, first of the Montale kind.

Montale can take much pride in the fact that has delivered a citrus dominating fragrance that does not turn sour or disappear in thin air fifteen minutes after application. The flowers instilled in the perfume are granting permission to the kumquat and grapefruit for joint reign, refusing to start a riot and take over the scented domination.

However, the spice and musk combination give an understated smokiness for sensual sensation all over the body of the fragrance.

Imagine yourself eating a traditional Italian salad sprinkled with spices and seasoned with olive oil on a sun roof overlooking the Capri bay, when the local beauty passes by. Her hair floats freely and hugs her neck, while her skin sparkles in the sun and smells of freshly peeled grapefruit skin…That is Soleil de Capri unskilfully put in words.

Soleil de Capri by Montale fragrance for women and men notes

Top notes: grapefruit, kumquat and citruses

Middle notes:white flowers

Base notes:White musk and Mediterranean spices  

The most prominent notes are kumquat, grapefruit and citruses; the scent’s projection and longevity are moderate while its sillage is heavy.

Soleil de Capri by Montale on Scentbird

Soleil de Capri by Montale scentbirdVery invigorating and long lasting scent that will easy you into the spring season. If you sign up on Scentbird now and put it on your first month’s queue, you will be welcoming spring with Soleil de Capri on your neck and the fragrance safely, stylishly tucked in your purse. 

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