I’m really starting to sit up and take notice of The Merchant of Venice fragrances – they are the most exquisite bottles you can imagine and a fragrance collector’s dream. When I first spritzed this, I could have sworn it had jasmine in it because it has that night-bloom note that I’m so fond of. But, on looking at the listed notes, it’s not there.
Instead, you’ll find blue tea and nutmeg at the top, a heart of rose, magnolia and neroli and bottom notes of vetiver, musk and mate.
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This fragrance is floral, creamy and a tiny bit warmly spicy… I didn’t catch any tea notes until I’d been wearing it for an hour or so and then somehow, it was suddenly there. I loved how it evolved on my skin to a profoundly sensual scent – the sort that makes people want to kiss you twice! Honestly. The Merchant of Venice has been in the UK since 2014 (in Italy for a lot longer) but now it seems to be getting the recognition it deserves. If you’re a fragrance collector and are new to this brand you have a lot to look forward to. They have a test kit for £30 HERE.
In terms of getting your hands on it, Harrods will have it shortly and Escentual carries some Merchant of Venice fragrances too. If you live in Italy you will already be able to buy it, but we’re dragging a bit behind in the UK. Expect to pay £100+++.
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