Eau de Cologne
From the Shorai Garden you can see the ‘Cupolone’ (as the cathedral’s dome is called) and part of the historical centre of Florence. The cover artwork on the box is by painter Teppei Sasakura and represents the union of Florence and Kyoto in the 50th anniversary of their becoming twin cities. Acqua di colonia Cinquanta by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella was created to celebrate this anniversary. It is a floral bouquet in which top notes of gardenia, orange blossoms, and Tiaré flowers blend with mellow woods and green tea in a cashmere embrace. A musky amber note introduces the base note of precious wood.
Fragrance Notes: Floral musky amber
Top: gardenia, orange blossoms
Middle: green tea, softwoods
Base: amber, precious woods, white musk
I bought a bottle of Cinquanta in Rome during a spring break trip after smelling it at the original location in Florence. While normally I prefer a gourmand scent, this perfume is truly flawless. It's floral but sweet, citrusy and fresh and fun, and it lasts for ages! I was delighted to learn that there was a boutique near me in New York City, so that when I wear out this bottle (in a year or two--there's plenty in there!) I can head right to that location. This perfume is a knockout for sure, and I'll definitely be wearing it for many years to come!
My partner returned from Florence two years ago and gave me this fragrance as a Christmas present. I've been wearing it consistently since, and this fragrance is dynamic, complex, and seasonless. It is warm enough for Fall and Winter, but bright and fresh enough for the Spring and Summer months.
Truly the perfect scent!