The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

Iniezione di Morfina by Peccato Originale


Iniezione di Morfina Peccato Originale

WHAT I SMELL:  Iniezione di Morfina (Injection of Morphine) opens up light and ethereal, yet somehow deep in floral warmth.  It’s full-bodied, but very close to the skin in the beginning and the mysterious florals are blended with the lightest of vanilla.  After five minutes, the scent feels like it’s fading from my skin; it’s there, but the projection is so muted and subtle.  There is something completely intoxicating about the perfume as it wraps it light tendrils around me as it begins to grow.  It’ also quite sexy without being overtly so.  After 10 minutes, the projection is still close to the skin, but a light soapiness reveals itself, but like the rest of the creation, it too is muted.  Soon the soap exits and a powder enters.  That, combined with a floral sweetness dries out the perfume.  I find Iniezione di Morfina intoxicating and strangely hypnotic.  After 30 minutes, the perfume introduces a light puttiness that wraps itself around the florals.  After some more time, the vanilla and labdanum come to the front to blanket you in their morphine inspired lullaby.

From the Peccato Originale (Original Sin) website:

L’Elisir based Opium is the source of inspiration. Paracelsus called it Laudanum which means praise. Established quickly addictive and habit forming. Charismatic and enterprising. A debut with white and delicate Jasmine and Lily of the Valley from which bloom Rose Petals and a touch of Iris. The bouquet clear and elegant finishes in White Musk and sensual vanilla.

Notes:  Iris, Rose, Jasmin, Lily of the Valley, White Musk, Vanilla

Victorian AngelWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  A Victorian angel.



BOTTOM LINE:  I have not been intrigued by a perfume in a long time.  The opening with this perfume is like a dream and I wish it would have stayed in that realm through its entire life.  The drydown is comforting, but makes me long for the top notes.  This may be a full bottle for me, but I think I need a few more sample injections before I commit to this incredible morphine.

  • Bone Rating:  4 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent:  Floral
  • Nose:  Silvia Monti
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: $155 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum, exclusively available at Twisted Lily in the U.S.

Author: The Scented Hound

Just a normal guy with the nose of a beagle!

13 thoughts on “Iniezione di Morfina by Peccato Originale

  1. Ooh! This sounds lovely! How did you discover this house?


    • Holly, I received a sample from Twisted Lily which recently started carrying the line. There’s something wonderfully apothecarious (is that a word) about the line that I really like. The other gem in the line that I found is Cantaride…really lovely.


  2. Just from reading this.


  3. Love your review, but I really dislike iTS name. Did you believe it suits THE fragrance ?


  4. I had a sample of this and I, too am intrigued by this unusual scent. Elegance from Italia.


  5. I love your review and would definitely try the perfume if I came across it but I’m with Esperessence on disliking the name (I have a very strong opinion on trivializing any vice) and I absolutely dislike the size 😉


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