I've been lusting after this for absolutely ages.
Di Palomo's White Grape with Aloe is the sister scent to one of my all time favourites, Wild Fig and Grape (they have a bit of a thing for grapes in their scents). The Wild Fig is wonderfully rich and spicey, deep and cosy and perfect for winter. If I bury my nose into my scarves, I can smell the lingering traces of ripe fig and mimosa mixed with the distant memories of sandlewood and vanilla. Delicious.
The White Grape with Aloe is everything that the Wild Fig and Grape isn't. It is clean, fresh and sharp and blows away the cobwebs of winter like a cleansing spring breeze.
Well, I finally caved. I've been gradually working my way through and using up all my half open bottles of perfume in a vain attempt to try and de-clutter a bit, and when I finally got rid of 4 half used bottles, I replaced them all with this one.
They are an English company (based in Devon to be exact), and all their products are made in the UK but inspired by the scents of Italy. The White Grape with Aloe is influenced by the fresh scent of grapes in the vineyards above Lake Corbora in the early morning as dew droplets still linger on each ripe, plump grape.
Sharp top notes of green leaf and aloe mellow out into a lingering light aroma of jasmine, white grape and pear, all resting on base notes of white musk, wood and amber. Is crisp and sparkling, the equivalent of a chilled Sauvignon Blanc after months of treacly Merlot.
The range is, in my opinion, also very good value for money. This is a 100ml bottle and will last for a good few months for £35. There are four varieties to choose from, all inspired by those heady Italian summer days. In addition to the two I love, there is also Tuscan Rose, inspired by the courtyard of a Tuscan villa overhung with Linden trees and the newest range (and the next one I want to try), Orange Blossom with Wild Honey and Olive, inspired by the scent given off by the olive and orange groves in the heat of the day.
This post was not sponsored by Di Palomo. I bought the bottle of perfume with my own money, and, as far as I am aware, Di Palomo don't have the first blue clue that I have written about them. I will be informing them on Twitter though, so there.
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