Messe de Minuit by Etro
What Does Messe de Minuit Smell Like
Messe de Minuit by Etro strikes the senses with a bright citrusy pop of lemon and orange on the first whiff. These fresh notes are mingled with a hint of bergamot, creating a sprightly, zesty beginning. As it starts to settle, the perfume takes on a more complex character. The sharpness of the citrus is mellowed by a smoky and spicy blend of frankincense and Ceylon cinnamon, which adds warmth and depth to the scent. This subtle heat is softened with the sweet floral touch of rose and the earthy tones of patchouli, making the perfume perfectly balanced and not too overpowering. As the fragrance fully develops, it reveals its rich and resinous base. The scent of myrrh is dominant, offering a deep, almost sacred aroma, complemented by the sweet, leathery smell of labdanum. A whisper of musk adds a gentle animalistic touch, wrapping the fragrance in an intriguing, somewhat mysterious veil. Messe de Minuit is a complex yet harmonious blend, evoking an image of a timeless ritual, a smoky temple filled with the scent of incense, citrus fruits, and precious woods. The fragrance is unisex, offering a unique sensory experience to both men and women.
Review of Messe de Minuit
Messe de Minuit by Etro, introduced in 1994, is a beautifully balanced unisex Eau de Toilette that leans towards a subtly masculine appeal. Its aromatic profile reveals a notable spicy and smoky character, underlined by resinous and woody tones, with a soft touch of citrus. Those fond of earthy fragrances would also find this perfume appealing, as it does have an underlying earthy note.
The perfume is best suited for cooler weather, making it a great companion during the fall and winter seasons. Its rich resonance is well-matched to laid-back leisure moments, cozy evening gatherings, or vivacious nights out. It can also be a suitable choice for everyday use or even for business settings, projecting a relaxed yet confident aura.
Its longevity and sillage are fairly balanced, ensuring a lasting impression without overwhelming the senses. As for its value, Messe de Minuit by Etro provides a decent quality-price ratio, offering a satisfying scent experience that justifies its cost.
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