Profumum is one of my latest discoveries in niche perfumery and I’m constantly amazed by the special character of this Italian perfumery house. Last month I was fascinated by Olibanum, which remains one of my favorite incense fragrances and as a result I have a very hard time deciding for a near future acquisition between this and L’Air du Desert Marocain or Incense Extreme. What I know for sure is that hopefully at the end of this summer I will finally purchase my 60 ml bottle of 1740 Marquis de Sade, but what happens after that remains an enigma.
Over the past weekend two new perfumes in which incense is king stirred my attention: Arso and Incense Extreme. The first of these two, Arso was introduced by Profumum in January 2011 as a masculine fragrance that belongs to the woody aromatic olfactory group. The name of the perfume means “burned” in Italian and this is a hint for what you’re about to experience as soon as you’ll spray Arso on your skin.
Take into account that my olfactory sensation perceived throughout its entire development phase (which is quite large by the way, because Arso has a persistence of more than 12 hours!) was that of a burned wood combined with incense. The fragrance begins impetuous and continues in this manner until reaching the extreme dry down, making from Arso another memorable fragrance developed by Profumum. The oily aspect of the fragrance is given by its 43% concentration, which renders this unusual lasting power.
Arso was presented in Profumum’s signature bottle, in which the transparent glass reveals a yellow intense color of the liquid. The listed notes of the fragrance are leather, incense, pine resin and cedar leaves.
Profumum Arso Perfume Details
- Arso by Profumum is available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is above average (more than 12 hours!) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual