Dianthus is the scientific name for carnation; for those of you that didn't know. This new EDT is the first release by Etro specifically intended for a woman rather than to be a shared fragrance. Those of you who love carnation will surely want to own this one. Isn't the bottle pretty?
This fragrance has the Etro quality to it and a somewhat light and watery feel. Being only mildly spicy, a clean soapiness prevails. I did catch a few wafts of it through the morning even though it does settle in pretty close to the skin. Not particularly long lasting but then it's an EDT and some may like the softer approach that this fragrance lends.
I was really quite enjoying it until I put on my CdG Red Carnation for a side by side testing. CdG is way more spicy and cinnamon hot, leaving poor Etro to fade by comparison. Yet this on its own it is a perfectly nice carnation, pleasant enough to be enjoyable for any carnation lover.
Notes: Carnation, orange, geranium, rose, clove, ginger, red pepper, Atlas cedarwood, musk and vanilla
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