Magnolia Nobile by Acqua Di Parma starts sparklingly sour, with just ever so vague fruity notes. And then it settles down, getting rid of the sour asperities, and becoming delicate all the way. Gotta love magnolia, it’s a floral I’m shamelessly attracted to. I like its gentle and kind spirit. Is it a thing that comes with age, maybe? I mean, being attracted to feminine kindness?
Many reviews at Fragrantica lamented a too overpowering lemon note, but in my case it didn’t say a word more than it should have, and once it lets the floral come out to do the job, it brings spring wherever it goes.
In the second stage of Magnolia Nobile Acqua Di Parma, the floral gets warmer, with a layer a something that feels like spices without the sting, but it’s actually vetiver. Now the kindness gets an attitude, but the overall effect is enveloping. The sourness is still there though, still detectable if you approach it carefully. In the base it expectedly gets mild sweet notes and then goes to bed.
Magnolia Nobile Perfume flows placid on a solid floral base. First it will lift you up, and then will embrace you. It would be hard to ask for more from it.