Happy Valentine’s Day ~ Spezie de Medici by i Profumi di Firenze

i Profumi di Firenze Spezie de Medici

This morning I am wearing one of my winter favorites, Spezie dè Medici by i Profumi di Firenze. Spezie opens with a huge burst of spicy orange, and for the first 15 minutes or so it is just a bit too much. After it calms, it is a lovely sheer spice scent, and smells very much like a spiced orange tea.

The fragrance notes include cinnamon, cayenne, cardamom, clove and ginger, but it is less overwhelmingly spicy than that might imply. However, if you are dead set against wearing something that smells like a home fragrance, it might not suit you — it does have a definite "spices cooking on the stove" vibe. It is perfect for winter, but also wears well on cooler summer nights.

It is not a complex scent, in fact it is essentially linear once the top notes calm. Agraria Bitter Orange has similar notes (orange, spices, rose), but the orange note in that scent is very short lived and I found it overly dry and flat. It reminds me very much of the potpourri for which Agraria is known. Spezie retains a juicy orange note throughout and is a more lively scent.

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