Erba Speziata opens fresh, elegant with wood, mint, floral, and spicy accords. The opening is bright, great projection, strong but not pungent. The opening is a mix of multiple notes, first a combination of apple and cardamon which give Erba Speziata its spicy freshness; then lavender, violet, jasmine, and geranium combine themselves and come up as soft white floral tones that are not prominent but noticeable. The mandarin orange enhances the apple notes adding a slight citrusy accord but not sweet. With these notes, Erba Speziata moves to its dry-down, here the woods come up along with a vanilla accord, noticeable but not overly sweet. Once fully dried-down, Erba Speziata can be summarized as a woody, Cardamon, and warm spicy fragrance with some fruity/citrusy, floral, and vanilla accords. Erba Speziata feels refined, elegant, unique, of high-quality, and projects confidence. Its opening and dry-down performance are excellent.
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