Sadly I was informed last week by a person that sells perfume and has been doing it for many years that the Bellodgia customer is dying off. It’s time to make new fans, so here’s my review 🙂
The EDT of Bellodgia smells like carnation vanilla ice cream. It’s a creamy carnation with hints of “green” rose with violet and balsamic vanilla. The green in the EDT is a very pleasant edition and you won’t find it in the other concentrations of Bellodgia. The heart is a spicy floral with a nutty vanilla. The dry-down is a subtler version of the heart.
I’m sure the vintage Bellodgia is gorgeous. But, I think the current Bellodgia is rather nice. Why? Because I prefer the “lighter” EDT. I’m not looking for the Bellodgia draped in a cloak of fur. I rather like this one with its green notes mixed with the spicy florals. It’s showing some skin. I actually prefer the EDT over the EDP or the extrait.
Notes listed include carnation, sandalwood and vanilla. Launch date 1927 (reviewing modern). PERFUMER – Ernest Daltroff (don’t know who reformulated it)
Give Bellodgia a try if you are looking for a carnation perfume that isn’t too spicy. Try it if you like CdG Series 2 Red Carnation, Serge Lutens Vitriol d’oeillet, Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Love and/or Jean Paul Gaultier Classique EDT. I really can’t see how anyone can sniff the new Bellodgia EDT and think it smells “old fashioned”. But, I’m biased. I like this stuff.
The EDT has average projection and below average longevity. I get about 3-4 hours of wear from it.
The EDT of Bellodgia can be found at Caron boutiques. You can also find it discounted on Fragrancenet.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Carnation vanilla ice cream. I love it. It needs more fans.
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