Casamorati 1888

Casamorati - Italica 2016

Casamorati - Italica by XerJoff
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Casamorati - Italica is a perfume by XerJoff for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is gourmand-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Gourmand
Sweet
Creamy
Spicy
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
MilkMilk Sicilian almondSicilian almond SaffronSaffron
Heart Notes Heart Notes
ToffeeToffee Bourbon vanillaBourbon vanilla
Base Notes Base Notes
White muskWhite musk CedarwoodCedarwood SandalwoodSandalwood
Ratings
Scent
7.3691 Ratings
Longevity
8.5610 Ratings
Sillage
8.1605 Ratings
Bottle
8.6608 Ratings
Value for money
6.4455 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 12.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Casamorati 1888" collection.

Reviews

22 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Ischgelroi

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Ischgelroi
Ischgelroi
Top Review 35  
He's not that cute..
I received my bottling from Italica this morning. It was really an anxiety test. It was written a lot of negative about Italica: unwearable etc.. I was really prepared for anything in this test, especially as a man Italica wear, can that go well?

Yes it can go well, the fear was entirely misplaced. Italica is not a monster that needs to be locked in a cave.

What awaits one in Italica: A beautiful gourmand with a special sweetness: Here comes especially almond and milk combined with sugar to use. After about 3-4 hours, Italica transforms. More of the almond note comes through and woody notes with a musky note. I really can't relate to the scent being too sweet for some. A Kirké, Lira, One Million, Layton, etc. Are just as sweet. There are some perfumes for women which are even sweeter. So I can't understand the panic at this point at all. Of course Italica is not for everyone what but a reason to banish the fragrance preferably in a cave I do not see.

Also for men Italica goes. My recommendation is: Be brave and test Italica. The fragrance does not bite.

The durability is Xerjoff typical also very good. I can perceive the fragrance now already a little over 12 hours and I think there is still what. The Silage is only the first 3-4 hours stronger then Italica is quieter and is well perceivable at a distance of an arm's length.
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Nutmeg

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Nutmeg
Nutmeg
Very helpful Review 37  
I'm a reeeeeebel ...
The fall fragrance has been a long time coming. To cut a long story short: although it's been announced for ages, it's still not on sale, but it's still being hyped up and down, which is too stupid for me.

So I spontaneously changed my mind like a betrayed husband who decides to marry his unfaithful wife for
Fifi la Fleur /travesty artist.
I've always been able to take revenge that nobody cares about.

Without thinking twice, I pulled out my cell phone and ordered Fifi la Fleur.

Italica has been on my mind for a long time. When it first came out, it was decried as completely unwearable because it was far too sweet in the area of bodily harm. Especially not for men. For heterosexual men, I suspect it is prohibited by law.
So it's just right for me.

He came, I saw and tested:
Pfffffffffffffffffffffffft PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT !!!!!!!!!

You realize if I hadn't liked it I would be writing to you from heaven right now.

While I was coughing and waving and trying to get out of the VERY thick cloud of Fifi, I realized that maybe you can spray too much after all.
Sometimes.
Rarely.
A little.

Italica is a very dense fragrance, it clings immediately and lies in the air like syrup when there is too much.

Too sweet ?
Nope
By no means.

High level screwed up sweet, but still doesn't feel like enough.
Amarettini with cappuccino followed by Werthers Echten and vanilla crescents. Each one flashes out and disappears to make way for the next. I don't notice any musk or wood, they probably just ensure that I don't fall into some kind of sugar frenzy.
Surprisingly, you still don't smell like food, just pleasant and homely.

The shelf life is 2 days, on clothing 3.75 and the sillage is room-filling grande.

I actually wanted to prove to the world that I can wear fragrances that the rest of the world isn't ready for yet.

But presumably my inability to dose properly will do that all by itself.

I'm a rebel, reeeeeebel, schubidu ...
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Connie

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Connie
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Unbearable. Sometimes a lot is just too much...
Italica is just too much even for me as a big fan of super sweet gourmands and big fan of Xerjoff. Way too much... For me, just unwearable.. I wanted to try this fragrance for so long. I almost bought this one blind, because no gourmand could be too sweet for me, until now....

I always think about where and on what occasion I could wear a fragrance when I test a fragrance.... With Italica is not even my otherwise very good imagination so far that I can imagine only one occasion for this fragrance. Maybe if I had to participate in a confectionery championship, where it would be about marzipan cakes...? I really don't know. In no case when I go out to eat or generally go away and suitable for everyday use is the fragrance also not...

The scent is probably the sweetest thing I've ever smelled... It is not a pleasant sweetness, but such an extreme sweetness that I get within 10 minutes in the truest sense of the word nausea... That is already a statement, because I usually almost in very sweet Gourmands regelrecht Bade...

If you imagine a big lump of lukewarm marzipan with warm milk and toffifees on top, you pretty much know what Italica smells like.... It has nothing to do with a perfume in my opinion, sorry Xerjoff. Every now and then even a fragrance from a niche house can be so off-beat and unique that it becomes unwearable. I'll never say again that a fragrance can't be too sweet for me..
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Rajudaph

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Rajudaph
Rajudaph
Top Review 19  
European trip
This Italica purchase is worth a comment. My first: I'm kind of virgin in the relationship. From a sharing I knew: I must have the scent. So the Google machine started up and Harvey Nichols found what he was looking for. Well, only Harvey doesn't send Italica to Germany. A dear Parfuma gave me a contact to England. Unfortunately the parcel, shipped with DPD, was not delivered here in Germany, but sent back. He flew away my scent. The English contact was quite shocked, even because of the value, and sent Italica with a friend by suitcase and plane to the Netherlands to the lovely Parfuma. From the Netherlands the hotly longed for part finally arrived by mail today. And I was rewarded: a blood-red velvet bottle in a noble box. Still like the smell of mi? Yes.
The scent is wonderful. The first sprayer is a burnt wooden stick and then immediately burnt almonds, café latte with cocoa note and candy floss . The vanilla and the toffees wrap you up like silk. I was wearing Italica, and my girlfriend commented, "You smell so soft. Yes Italica is very soft, like fluffy cotton wool. In the course of time, delicate vanilla remains beautifully creamy on the skin. Long shelf life. I hope you can test him!
Dear Seraphima my very big thanks to you!
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Smoetn

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Smoetn
Smoetn
Top Review 19  
My thanks to the community
XerJoff - a name in the world of fragrances, which stands for exclusivity and extravagance like no other. This begins with the fact that XerJoff fragrances are sold only at selected retailers, both online and in the presence world, and virtually without exception without discounts.

Casamorati fragrances thereby reflect Xerjoff's collection of vintage perfumes, inspired by the ancient art of Italian perfumery. In 1888, Claudio Casamorati founded the C. Casamorati perfume factory in Bologna. During these years of production, Casamorati received numerous awards and valuable rewards from major national and international exhibitions. Around the middle of the 20th century, Casamorati had to close the factory due to a financial crisis and so XerJoff came on the scene. Sergio Momo, founder of Xerjoff, decided to bring Casamorati back to the glory days of the early century and unceremoniously took over Casamorati.

Such a background, very well wonderfully marketed, naturally arouses desire. Since the lottery here on Parfumo to "Italica" came just right. And, after I had never really won my life something of importance, I was allowed to count myself all at once among the lucky winners. Now "Italica" finally arrived with me and I would like to share my impressions with you (not only in writing). But first to the fragrance.

Fragrance
There are probably very few fragrances, which polarize similar to "Italica". On the Internet, it goes there from sky-high jubilant ("Gourmand his father. Exceptionally good") to food poisoning-like expressions ("I got sick", "triggers nausea with me").

Interesting here is that "Italica" was probably re-released as a "re-release" again, since he was apparently discontinued in the meantime. So he is also led on some Internet sites as "Italica 2021". Whether the fragrance was reformulated thereby, will probably remain a secret forever.

To take it right away - for me "Italica" is a beautiful fragrance, although no masterpiece. However, I can also understand why he seems to trigger a nausea in some. The fragrance is indeed on the borderline of oversweetness with an intense deep almond/marzipan note. For me, this tightrope walk is quite skillful and does not tip over in the process, but if you are a little oversensitized here, it can probably come to a nausea inducing association.

At the same time, I agree with all the comments that associate "Italica" with Italian pastries. Add to that a cappuccino or straight up amaretto and the Italy induced association in the mind is perfect. So seen the name fits naturally like the tomato sauce to the Spaghetti.

Overall, the fragrance also goes through only a minimal transformation and that only in the drydown. Then namely the sweet marzipan note is pushed a little more into the background and woods and musk make themselves wide. This does the fragrance quite well, as it takes away some of that pungent deep marzipan note. Saffron also contributes to the overall picture, although quite subdued, which suits me very well, because I do not like too strong saffron notes (too medicinal).

So the fragrance remains then also good and happy 8 hours on the skin and radiates quite neatly. For me, the fragrance is also unisex, he has but besides the sweetness also quite a deep, perhaps even tart marzipan note, which gives the fragrance even something dark or even oriental. Thus, he is of course mainly in autumn and winter to wear, but in times of Corona and home office, gladly also in midsummer alone in front of the computer.

The bottle is XerJoff according to all doubts and deserves the highest praise. By this dark magenta he is for me the most beautiful bottle of the already very beautiful Casamorati Flakonreihe.

So for whom is this fragrance now suitable? First and foremost, of course, for gourmand lovers. However, the fragrance is also to be enjoyed with caution. Who would like to play it safe and find in the XerJoff universe, should perhaps rather reach for "Lira" or try "Naxos", if it should be a little more noble. Nevertheless "Italica" has its right to exist, in my opinion it is artistically more valuable and therefore more interesting. For the masses probably rather nothing, but they reach anyway rather rarely to XerJoff. So if you like it a little more extravagant and are into gourmand fragrances, you should definitely give "Italica" a try. Speaking of...

I would like to express my gratitude to this great community and give away some of my luck. Therefore, I give away 5x5ml to the first five commenters on this review . Only the shipping of 3,50€ (I currently do not live in Germany) should please be taken over. The glass bottle I then take over again.
So feel free to comment on my review and let me know if you are interested in a bottling (the first 5 can then count themselves among the lucky ones). Of course you can also say your opinion about the content of my comment :)
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NoirAletheaNoirAlethea 9 months ago
Marzipan icing
so sweet it is best enjoyed
in moderation.

a haiku review.
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 10 months ago
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Perfect blend creamy toffee cookie open, but when smelled up-close, the musk & wood-driven base are lackluster. Feminine, fall-winter.
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RisingChaosRisingChaos 3 years ago
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Almond toffee cookies with a faint artificial, medicinal cherry undertone. Dense and dry. Dries down to a creamy, milky vanilla-caramel.
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SkurSkur 8 months ago
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I can't get over how awful the opening is. It's like a strong leathery bitterness with expired fruit in the background.
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Ka3nKa3n 3 years ago
Underwhelming performance. For this price stick with other almond scents, there are tons that carry same almond touch and are 3x cheaper
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