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Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by maryjayne Beautiful, faithful to the original, spiced floral The reviews and comments I had previously encountered of Piu Bellodgia gave me the impression that Caron had obliterated one of their classics, and then attempted to cash in on the name with some substandard diluted thing that bore no resemblance to the original. In fact this view is completely untrue! (at least in my opinion). PB is actually very close to the original, or at least the versions I have smelled anyway. That characteristic strong spicy clove-carnation is present from the outset to the late drydown, and I think I may actually prefer this new updated version, because the lily of the valley tempers the sometimes sharp strident shriek that occasionally appears in the original. This PB has a lovely floral character with a spiced edge, and the tiniest hint of musky sweetness - not sugar syrup sweetness, just a slightly sweetened floral note. Musk, ceder and sandalwood offer a sturdy support structure and give this scent longevity and throw that are fairly uncommon from new releases. I feel that there is definitely enough of the old Bellodgia present to appeal to fans of the vintage EDT and extrait, while still retaining an interesting spiced floral that would appeal to fragrant adventurers keen to try something new. Longevity was amazing for me, wearing from a small spray sample this lasted a good 24 hours! Ok, by the last 6 or so it was very much a skin scent, but I got at least 12 hours with sillage and projection, which beats even my vintage Bellodgia decant. From a couple of small sprays I could smell this all day long, and the little wafts were delicious. I look forward to further testing this, and will get over my silly snobbery and try out the others in the La Selection lineup! In short, Piu Bellodgia is beautiful, and I want a bottle! September 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patsy56 Loved it,loved it !! Really too good to share.I loved the packaging and the smell was so evocative I sprayed a little in my Wardrobe , very extravagant I know. May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pixie1104 So beautiful! I just bought this perfume yesterday, having stumbled across it quite by accident. I like unusual scents that you don't smell on everyone, something that really makes you think 'what is that?'. I'm not familiar with Caron fragrances generally so cannot compare to this to what I now know to be the original scent (Bellodgia) but in any case I believe this is a new re-working of it so perhaps should be taken as a stand-alone perfume anyway. My first impression when I first sprayed it was that it reminded me of being on holiday. I adore the smell on sun lotion on warm skin and, whilst it perhaps doesn't sound very sophisticated, this reminds me of that. But as it warms on your skin it has the most beautiful warm, floral, smoky and slightly spicy accord that I just can't get enough of - and I don't usually go for spicy scents AT ALL! Perhaps it's more accurate to describe it as a woody floral? In any case I've never smelt anything like it and it's just beautiful, my new favourite and I can imagine wearing it in all seasons, day or night, such it it's versatility and appeal. Love, love, love this!!! November 2, 2013
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