Profumo di Firenze Buontalenti
Profumo di Firenze 1954
Cats were welcome additions to a Viking household, and often given to new brides who were establishing their own homes. An appropriate gift, considering that cats are associated with Freyja, goddess of love, whose chariot was drawn by two huge Norwegian Forest cats. The enormous, fluffy cats were associated with mythological forest spirits. This is not a loud fragrance, but one that treads on soft paws and wraps itself around you. Forest Cat is not wholly domesticated -- it carries the scent of forest dirt and trees and cold clean air in its soft fur. With notes of fuzzy paws tinged with earth, night forest, grey fur musk and milky breath.
Fragrantica: Initially it was a very green scent to me, maybe a soft earthy ivy. Now after some time it's the milk I smell most clearly in a midnight cup of warm milk and honey sort of way. The musk is gentle and gives the sweetness a calm depth. Overall I'd consider this a very soft and soothing earthy green scent, distinct but subtle.
Fragrantica: I honestly didn’t like this the first time I wore it, it had to kind of grow on me. It’s a scent experience for sure, a milky green oddity with a thick cashmere feel in the base. I find it weird and wonderful, addictive and comforting.
Fragrantica: Smells like what an elegant cashmere sweater is supposed to smell like. This perfume would be a perfect casual fragrance for fall or winter and will definitely be my sweater scent! My favorite from Poesie so far.
Fragrantica: It's comforting and soothing, maybe a little sad. It's not quite sweet but it's close, like a savory dessert. It's definitely a shyer scent, it's not loud, but it stuck around for a few hours. It's a scent for you, and maybe someone within six feet of you.