I don’t recall a fragrance that when I put it on, my husband said to me, “what are you wearing that smells great” and when I walked over to him and said, “oh, you like it” and put my arm up to his nose, he wrinkled his nose and said that it smells better from afar then up close. Strange.
To me, Eccelso smelled just OK all around. The only other 2 fragrances from the Profumum line Fiori D’Ambra and Ambra Aurea were stunners to me. Of course those were ambers and I’m not surprised that I loved them. But enough of the past, let’s go to the present…
Eccelso is a light and bitter scent, punctuated by bergamot and magnolia mixed with a light nutmeg spice and sandalwood. This is not a groundbreaking scent and I found it to be familiar. Sadly when I say familiar it kind of reminds me of what my mother’s Aqua Net hairspray used to smell like after she obliterated the bathroom with her aerosol cloud. Maybe that’s a bit to the extreme since the scent stays rather close to the skin and doesn’t take over a room like the Aqua Net did.
Bottom line for me, is that Eccelso did not hit the mark. Longevity is average. Sillage is average as well. Eccelso leans a bit masculine but is considered unisex. Unfortunately, for the cost of a 100ml bottle of Profumum, I expect a bit more.
From the Profumum website:
Elegant and nonchalant.
Walking through the vernissage’s crowd,
a haze wraps him and attraction renders
him even more mysterious than
what he seemed from far away.
Bergamot, Nutmeg, Magnolia, Sandal wood and Musk
- Bone Rating: 2.5 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: Aromatic Fougere
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $280 for 100ml EDP