Are you ready for summer? That doesn't mean do you have a swimsuit, or did you buy sunscreen? To a perfume worshiper, it means do you know what perfume(s) you are wearing this summer? If not, I've got a ticket to the Mediterranean coast for ya! It's Seplasia by Bruno Acampora.
This perfume blows my mind in the best way possible, and what a surprise! It is more of an abstract scent, meaning that I can't necessarily decipher specific notes, other than perhaps tuberose stands out the most in the very beginning. I don't even like tuberose, but this is by no means a tuberose soliflore; far from it. All the notes combine to create something I never imagined possible in perfumery. However I have vivid memories of spending a summer in Nice, on the Côte d'Azure, and noticing a white film on my skin an hour after coming out of the ocean. For the first few minutes, Seplasia smells über salty, like a margarita with salt, but it settles into a scent that smells exactly like the briny skin of a person who is covered in coconut tanning oil who went for a swim in the sea and is baking and sweating under the sun; like that fine, salty crust that sits on your skin and tangles your hair, and a warm breeze carries the scent of tropical white flowers. It's breathtakingly gorgeous.
It's interesting that the sillage is not huge, but it comes and goes. While normally I would hate to have sillage like that, it fits this perfume and the mood it invokes of lazy seaside days along the Mediterranean. Just like you would only get whiffs here and there of your skin, not smell it at full throttle all day long. So this is a skin scent in the best possible sense. Spray it on and forgetaboutit! Just let Seplasia work its magic by surreptitiously teasing your nostrils throughout the day.
Seplasia is THE perfect summer beach scent. While this house's Musc seems to be the most popular, Seplasia is a grossly underrated masterpiece. It might be my favorite from the house due to its olfactory perfection.
I'm beginning to think that Bruno Acampora can do nothing wrong. Every single perfume I have sampled, whether an Eau de Bruno or a perfume oil, has been magnificent.