Trussardi just isn’t where I’d look for fragrance at all – I really don’t know it as a brand, fashion or fragrance, so this was all of the good surprises. I think you have to be connected to the brand as a consumer for the back story to have any meaning at all – but in a nutshell it’s about the ‘effortless elegance’ of Gaia Trussardi, granddaughter of Trussardi founder Dante Trussardi. If you follow fragrance ‘noses’, Trussardi Donna Fragrance was created by Nathalie Lorson.
I liked it immediately – no guesses why! Orange blossom. This is one ingredient that always jumps out for me (in fact, I’m having a bit of a romance with Jo Malone Orange Blossom Hand Wash at the moment) and in this mix, it’s tempered with vanilla and jasmine tea, both of which I can pick out. I’m not usually a vanilla fan and rarely love patchouli but in this combination (along with yuzu, waterlily, cedar and sandalwood), it’s slightly animalic and heady but fresh at the same time. Strange. But, very, very pretty and easy in the wear. 30ml is £40 but looking around on the internet, it hasn’t yet launched. Confusingly there is a Trussardi 1911 Donna which isn’t the same as this. Argh!
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