February 18, 2016

Mendittorosa Odori d'Anima - Le Mat & Sogno Reale


Mendittorosa Odori D' Anima creates perfumes as aromatic symbols that speak to and from the soul. The tarot symbol Le Mat (the Fool) and Sogno Reale (the dream is real). Others in the line, such as Id, Alfa, Omega, North, South. Mythic beauty.

The ocean, roses, dreamy well being, signs from the unconscious mind coming through as dreams. Fragrance released by opening a drawer holding important mementos. Directions, beginnings and endings, the primal heart and mind.

Each one is a world in itself, but these several work together as a highly cohesive collection. The creative director Stefania Squeglia and the perfumers Amelie Bourgeois and Anne-Sophie Behaghel produced olfactory harmonies that resonate with each other. 

The extraordinary flacons are totemic and covetable in and of themselves. Sculptural, symbolic, sensual.

The mood is ultra luxurious and ultra European, expressive in the grand manner. Could almost be intimidating if it wasn't so intimate. Perfumes that hold close, they call you closer.

Le Mat reveals the deepest interior of rose, mixed with the air of a warm beach breeze. There is a little salt in this air while the melting texture of the floral heart is like biting into a chocolate. That pure salty air warmed by sun moves over roses at the precise moment their fragrance peak.

Without sweetness, and not a story, but more an experience, one that you know, even if you've never yet been to the Italian coast. A dense and velvety floral wrapped in a salty air that relaxes the whole body as soon as it enters with the intake of breath. A constant presence that makes itself known. I have never acclimated or tired of this rose, it renews itself.

In Extrait de Parfum, notes are listed as Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Cloves, Egyptian Geranium, Rose from Grasse, Indonesian Patchouli, Cashmere Wood, Spanish Everlasting Flower.


Sogno Reale is an aromatic musk infused with citrus and touched with marine air, born of the same beach atmosphere as Le Mat. For me they are brother and sister fragrances. Quiet and complex, it moves in several directions at once. It rises like cool air, while sinking into musky skin tasting of salt. Balsamic, alive and serene.

Inspired by a dream about the ruler of the oceans, it pushes and pulls like the tide. It is as quiet and smooth as moving sea water. Intimating depth and weight beneath the surface. Its strong hold and longevity does not shout or display its power with drama. Its marine nature calls to the salt in your own blood.

In Extrait de Parfum, notes are listed as lemon, bergamot, sea notes, tuberose, patchouli, olibanum, hyrax, rum, sandalwood, styrax and amber, Tuberose, Patchouli, Volcanic olibanum, Hyraceum, Rhum, Sandalwood, Styrax, Amber woods.

Others in the line, Id, Alfa, Omega, North and South share the serene spirit. (I saw online recently that another one is on the way). Their layered aromatic beauty unfolds like the mysteries of your sweet dreams. More later.

Many thanks to Mendittorosa for the sample set, and to Ida Meister for introducing me to these two beauties Le Mat and Sogno Reale.

Photos from the Mendittorosa Odori d'Anima site.

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