Monday, February 25, 2013

Tommi Sooni- Eau de Tommi Sooni I

Tommi Sooni's Eau de Tommi Sooni I smells very romantic. It has an almost-vintage-but-not-quite vibe, probably thanks to its full body feel and a smoky oakmossy dry-down that fills the heart with a certain longing. Eau de Tommi Sooni I was released in 2011, proving that there are always exciting surprises where and when you don't expect them: a brand new Australian perfume house in this case.

Eau de Tommi Sooni I opens with a very rich and lightly spicy citrus and leaves accord. Citrus is everywhere, of course, but not like this. My wrist gets glued to my nose immediately, as I try to figure out what it is exactly that captures my attention and heart. It's the lime and bay leaf, I think, that make this such an interesting dry and spicy opening. I don't get any of the rose listed in the nose and have to really look for the jonquil. Eau de Tommi Sooni I is not a floral perfume in my opinion; instead, it's about many shades of green, from the cool and dusty pine and moss to the bright and zesty lime.  The whole thing becomes smooth, slightly sweetened and with a hint of booze and smoke.

If you look for Eau de Tommi Sooni I on Luckyscent's website you'll see that they place it at the very feminine end of the gender spectrum. However, I think it's as unisex as they come. There's nothing girly or soft there; Eau de Tommi Sooni I is not scruffy, but it has a pulled-together toughness that can go either way. The hint of chyper tradition will appeal to lovers of this style of both genders, as will the clean green aspect. I simply think that it's beautiful, easy to wear, as well as highly satisfying.

Notes: Lime, lemon leaves, bergamot, bay laurel, jonquil, rose, Cuban cigar accord, Huon pine, sandalwood, benzoin, oakmoss.

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Tommi Sooni-  Eau de Tommi Sooni I ($165, 100ml high concentration EDT) is available from Luckyscent (right now on sale for $125!) as well as directly from The samples for this review were acquired during the Elements Show in NYC.

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1 comment:

  1. I love this one. Sophisticated and easy to wear.

    Like you, I'm really surprised that Luckyscent calls this one feminine. It's completely unisex. I don't want the gentlemen to miss out on this one!


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