Review: Kulfi by L'Aromatica
If you love cardamom, saffron, kulfi, rasmalai, kheer, and just about any other Indian dessert, and you long to smother it all over your body and walk out the door wearing it, you need to try this. It's creamy, sweetened just right, and loaded with cardamom.
There are no fruits, florals, woods, or anything else to distract you from the very literal smell of kulfi. There is no citrus, no abstract interpretations of kulfi, nor must you wait patiently for the perfume to develop before you detect kulfi. It is kulfi the moment it hits your skin.
It contains a note of coconut, which seems odd because personally I have never heard of kulfi with coconut (does it exist?), but in any case, it actually works really nicely to provide creaminess and nuttiness.
The scent of kulfi is so realistic that coconut does not stand out...until the drydown, 60 minutes later, when the kulfi evaporates and only coconut + vanilla remain. The drydown is Pepperidge Farm coconut cake. I wanted kulfi from start to finish. But the quality of the kulfi scent is so incredibly perfect and real that I highly recommend this perfume anyway. And if a coconut cake drydown still sounds delicious to you, then you will absolutely fall for this. It is only at the end of the perfume, at the point where it is almost gone, that I smell sandalwood.
Hands-down the most delicious, most literal gourmand I have ever smelled in my entire life. Keep the bottle away from your kids, as they may drink it.
Kulfi is not cloying, yet sillage is fairly strong for the first hour or two until it becomes quieter, so I would not recommend spraying liberally. Longevity is a solid 8+ hours on my skin.
I love Indian deserts possibly more than any other sweet. With this perfume, you can truly indulge. It's like being in Delhi, but you don't have to worry you will get the "Delhi Belly".
(review is for the spray, not the oil)
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