I’m starting to love what my skin can do to a perfume. Take 1881 Nino Cerruti Women for example. On the blotter it’s a fresh feminine, with delicate mimose and citrus notes. On my skin it had an exquisite, classy and discreet smell of rubber, just like the one those gloves to wash dishes are made of.
As it moves on, a change in the blotter gives a hint of where the rubber probably comes from: it’s the laundry clean smell, which feels more rubbery on the blotter, whereas rubber is less dense on the skin, letting clean notes come out more. In the background, there is still a base of delicate and fresh florals,
Cerruti 1881 Perfume for Women is a floral perfume that may as well go in the category of fresh aromatic. The detergent smell was used very sparingly here, and the bouquet of florals really is delicate, fresh and feminine, although amber and the clean smell bring the fragrance towards the unisex middle.
And speaking of rubber, it reminds of Bvlgari Black, although this one is gentler, rubber is not burnt, and it absorbs the freshness of the florals. The gloves are clearly still new.
I liked t his one, it feels different. And for a fragrance created in 1995, that means something. Although I personally wouldn’t want go around smelling like a condom, Perfume Cerruti 1881 may have a different outcome on you. Or, it may be the same, but you may actually like it.