From the makers of Xerjoff, we have a line of fuzzy purple bottled perfumes called Sospiro. These were originally launched in the Middle East and are now available in other areas of the globe.
Accento is a fruity-floral. It opens with a brightness from “pineapple” but to me it’s more like the peel of a grapefruit. Tart and sweet. It’s a gleaming citrus floral. It has an aquatic-watermelon element too. Something about this aquatic-ness really makes the citrus project. This is one potent fragrance! As it settles, I get an abstract watermelon-floral (AKA a synthetic floral heart). In this fantasy bouquet, the flowers are a pale pink and covered in dew drops. The dry-down of Accento is the same fruity-floral of the heart but with more sugar and less tartness. There is an addition of a vanilla-musk. The overall feel is fresh, bright and so joyous that it verges into the “fake smile” territory.
I imagine that Accento is the “crowd-pleaser” in the line. It reminds me of designer fragrances because it’s a fruity-floral (or a mix of Bond No. 9 scents). But, it is better if you equate projection and longevity to quality. This is like Dior Addict 2 or Ralph by Ralph Lauren but with one hell of a budget. This stuff is incredibly long-lasting. So if you want to smell like watermelon, pineapple and fantasy flowers for 18 hours, then look no further.
Notes listed include hyacinth, pineapple, iris, jasmine, pink pepper, vetiver, musk, patchouli, amber and vanilla. Launched 2011.
Give Accento a try if you like fruity-florals. Or if you like perfumes like Gucci Envy Me, Phaedon Pluie de Soleil, L’Artisan Parfumeur Ananas Fizz, Jacomo It’s Me for Her, Illuminum Tahitian Yuzu and/or Dior Addict 2. Even though it’s a fruity-floral, I do see this one as unsiex especially because of the citrus and aquatic notes.
Projection and longevity are above average. This one also has major sillage.
Not that it matters, but I can’t stand the bottles for this entire line. Looks like a tacky canine bobblehead for your car.
The 3.4 oz retails for $298 at MiN NY.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – An upscale fruity-floral. This isn’t my sort of fragrance and it’s something I’d never drop my money on, but I realize that there are plenty of people out there that would. This is the obvious “approachable” crowd-pleaser from the collection. It’s for those that want an upgrade to their designer pink fruity-floral perfumes.
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