WHAT I SMELL: OroNardo’s opening is heavenly with creamy buttery lightly spiced tuberose that sparkles and buzzes with just the lightest of earthiness brushed with orange blossom. The warmed perfume wafts and dances like sun-kissed florals in the Mexican summer breeze. A greenish stem comes forward taking the perfume from the garden to the most luscious of bouquets. This is tuberose that’s not heavy nor overbearing, but tuberose that’s fresh and lightly dewy and which is very much alive. As the perfume continues to develop, the florals become lighter and rise into a heavenly aura. Here the perfume resides in a true essence of floral harmony wrapped up in the lightest of powder. Breathtaking.
From the Xinú website:
Mock orange blossom | Queen of the night ﬂower | Marigold | Mexican tuberose | Yellow Oleander ﬂower
Luminous | Elegant | Opulent | Golden
OroNardo is a tribute to the gorgeous Mexican tuberose.
Tuberose accentuated by mock orange blossom to bring out its naturally fleshy sexiness, using the spiciness of marigold to draw its green freshness.
The result captures the totality of the freshly-plucked flower, tuber, stems, petals, leaves, and all.
A bouquet of white and golden flowers..
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Golden tuberose.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ORONARDO: dreamy, captivating, gorgeous
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ORONARDO: Colognoisseur
BOTTOM LINE: Xinú perfumes, based in Mexico City, is devoted to bringing the botanicals of the Americas to life in their perfumes. OroNardo, which glorifies Mexican tubersose, is an exceptionally beautiful and accessible perfume. The perfume’s development is as subtle and gracious as the perfume itself and the performance is extraordinary. OroNardo is the perfect example of just how beautiful and enchanting Mexico can be.
- Bone Rating: 5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral
- Nose: Rodrigo Flores-Roux
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $220 for 50 ml.