Angel, Angel, Down We Go: Profumum Arso and Battito d'Ali
Profumum is a line that the reviewers here at PST seem to have issues with. Looking back at the reviews on here, there seems to be a these of "we like them, but.." having mostly to do with the price. Two new ones have popped up at ScentBar/Luckscent so I stopped in for a sample.
I can't say that I am moved.
Arso I immediately liked. Leather, incense and smoke; what's not to love? It's just that I can think of three scents I already have that are treading the same ground. Is it really worth $65 more than Annick Goutals very similar Encense Flamboyant? Not when I have a bottle of the AG at home.
Battito d'Ali apparently means "the beating of wings" and is meant to evoke a feeling or peace and protection. As far as I can tell it does so by lifting whole its opening from Lostmarc'H Laan-Ael and adding in a bit of cocao. If Lann-Ael is Apple Jacks, then Battito d'Ali is Count Chockula. Nice, but not at 3 times the price of Lann-Ael.
Now, you, dear reader are going to have to take this with a grain of salt. These are of course my opinions, and are perhaps colored by the fact that A) I practically live at ScentBar so every new thing they get I'm there to try and B) I'm cheap. I may be at the point in my sniffage that I don't need to have the latest and newest simply because it's the latest or newest. These days it has to knock my socks off to get my money, and while both of these are perfectly nice, at $240 for 100ML my socks are still firmly attached to my feet.
At Luckyscent, where I cadged the samples.
(10 points to anyone who's seen the movie the title of this review references)