Incanto Shine By Salvatore Ferragamo opens like the classiest stuff you could ever find: it’s warm with citrus and spices, slightly dirty with musk, and clean in the background. I could practically feel the two warm/dirty and fresh/clean lines separately, but connected, snogging their way up from the skin.
On the blotter however, it will show a different soul: it’s more fruity, sweet and tropical, with a thin red line of amber striking through. And, as it often happens, paper and skin even when very different at the start, will meet in the end, with generic clean florals and an aquatic quality. Still clean and elegant though.
I liked Incanto Shine, sure why not, but the opening was so promisingly interesting that I couldn’t help feel a bit disappointed in the end. But it’s not the perfume’s fault. If you look at the bottle, with its pastel colors and flowers, it’s easy to realise that the oddity were the warmish notes on the first part: this is the Shine version, and light and fruity and tropical is what it’s about. Fair enough, but man, I’m sooooo turned off right now!
Perfumer: Karine Dubreuil
Concentration: Eau de Toilette
Bottles: 100/50/30 ml (3.3 /1.7/1 oz)
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