Electimuss London: A Buyers Guide to the Eternal Collection: Part 1
Electimuss London offers five different collections on its website. So far, I’ve tested Nero, Emperor and Lustrous. All three of these collections featured at least one fragrance that completely blew me away.
Today, I embarked on the journey that is the Eternal collection. Eternal features 8 different fragrances, each of which revolve around legends of power, seduction and love. Electimuss London describes the stories as so: “Roman culture had perfume woven through its fabric and culture. With an innate appreciation of the beautiful, Romans placed great emphasis on the finer things in life.”
To experience the other buyer’s guides, click here for Nero and here for Emperor and Lustrous.
Electimuss London: Aurora by Marco Genovese
Top: Saffron, Cloves, Oud, Cardamom
Heart: Rose, Sandal, Patchouli
Base: Ambergris, White Musk
When smelling Aurora, prepare to be transported to a different dimension. Let yourself feel lifted by the spices in the opening. The Saffron, Cloves and Cardamom will make your nose perk up slightly, waiting to smell more.
After a little while, a deep Rose accord is introduced which opens your mind to the bouquet of aromas that is soon to follow. Patchouli steps in, offering a bit of a grimy wood accord. Hot on its heels, Oud appears in the scent which offers a very clean and fresh aroma.
By the end of the fragrance’s life, it slowly transforms from a very spicy, oriental scent to one that is woody, fresh and musky. It’s a masculine scent for sure as the Oud and Patchouli give off a very suave aroma.
As a whole, Aurora reminds me of someone fresh out of the shower. But, instead of using aquatic and sweet body wash, they’ve opted for a very rugged, natural cleanser.
Electimuss London: Silvanus by Marco Genovese
Top: Saffron, Oud, Clove
Heart: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Rosewood, Lily of the Valley
Base: Ambergris, White Musk
Silvanus and Aurora have a very similar note breakdown and despite being created by the same perfumer, they smell worlds apart. Silvanus opens with a less in-your-face, spicy aroma. Instead, the florals pull through and invite you in with their freshness.
The fragrance is appealing. It’s extremely easy to digest during the opening as it’s quite light and airy like a well-baked French pastry. The Rosewood and Lily of the Valley offer a very murky, almost pondlike floral note.
The woody accords don’t stand out as much as in Aurora, as they play second fiddle to the much more intriguing florals and Musk. I believe that Silvanus is a slightly watered-down, less spice-driven version of Aurora.
With that being said, the fragrance is terrific for those who love easily digestible floral scents that hint at woods, spices and slight aquatic notes.
Electimuss London: Trajan by Marco Genovese
Top: Mandarin, Lemon, Bergamot, Blood Orange
Heart: Lavender, Sage, Saffron
Base: Cedarwood, Oak Moss, Ambergris
Trajan is truly my cup of tea. Off the top, the four citrus notes conglomerate and create a very creamy, zesty citrus aroma. It is passionately sweet, effortlessly fresh and well balanced.
It reminds me of Sicilian orange cake, powdered sugar and all. Trajan is almost a gourmand take on a citrus fragrance and is done in a creative way that I have yet to experience elsewhere.
The aromatic Lavender and Sage accords play a crucial role in making sure the citrus doesn’t fall into the category of being overpowering. It allows the zesty characteristics to come through while cutting out all of the excess zing.
Cedarwood and Oak Moss work very hard in the base to maintain the longevity of Lemon and Bergamot. There is a slightly sweet, fresh and wood accord that comes off the base notes. It’s a very rounded-out fragrance that is suitable for men of all ages.
Electimuss London: Fortuna by Sofia Bardelli
Top: Saffron, Grapefruit
Heart: Rose, Geranium, Lily of the Valley
Base: Patchouli, Oud, Haitian Vetiver, Musk
We conclude part one of the Eternal collection with a very unique fragrance that is a combination of fruits, florals and woods. Off the top, a very prominent Apple accord comes to mind. It doesn’t remind me of taking a bite out of an apple, rather it lacks the sour tinge and is sweet like the boxed juice.
The Rose accord is eminent as it projects a very refined floral aroma that makes it feel as if I’m attempting to pick out the rose in a bouquet of flowers. Saffron and Geranium sit on the sidelines as Lily of the Valley seemingly latches onto the Rose accord.
At the base, Vetiver and Patchouli offer a very environmental, wood accord that helps to thicken up the delicate aromas above. The Oud is surprisingly subtle, although it adds to the musty wood accord which is found in Fortuna.
The first portion of the Eternal collection by Electimuss London was very impressive. Trajan and Aurora stood out by far due to their uniqueness and quality. Trajan is a terrific citrus fragrance that was surprisingly gourmand and sweet. Aurora on the other hand is a fabulous oriental scent that relies on its spices and Rose to stand out.