* Starts off with an earthy patchouli and gradually a grapefruit/orange scent comes through.
* This is quite a change because usually citrus notes are present in the first whiff.
* The earthy patchouli quickly turns powdery (in less than 5 minutes), with the orange still present.
* The scent stays powdery as the patchouli fades and iris comes forward
* The base is a light incense and pretty much a skin scent.
Summary: This scent confuses me a little but because the name doesn’t fit the scent. Burlesque, to me, is bawdy, bold, and provocative. On me, this scent is powdery with a bit of fruit and patchouli in the mix. Most guys will probably not be comfortable wearing this, and I wouldn’t suggest this as an office-friendly fragrance. Longevity is average for an EDP, lasting about 6 hours on my skin. What’s interesting is that patchouli is a top note and the citrus that is mixed in lasts a good long time – more than an hour – which for a citrus is really good.
Maria Candida Gentile fragrances are available at Indie Scents.