Morn to Dusk by Annick Menardo for Eau D`Italie 2015


Post by Portia


I’ve always loved these Eau d’Italie bottles. They are sleek and heavy, love that they are opaque so I don’t need to worry so much about light damage and I imagine they look super elegant on your dresser if you are a one bottle person and you like to show your choice off prominently. It seems a very nice mix between stark, modern design and old fashioned porcelain.

Morn to Dusk by Eau D`Italie 2015

Morn to Dusk by Annick Menardo

Morn to Dusk Eau D`Italie FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, lily of the valley
Heart: Vanilla
Base: Musk

Vanilla is king in Morn to Dusk. My skin gives the most incredibly warm vanilla opening that doesn’t show a hint of the bergamot and lily of the valley until I’ve been wearing the fragrance for a couple of minutes. Then they come through and add this lovely wet green vibe that seems to be neither and both, it floats above the vanilla giving life and lift, creating a cool breeze over the dry sands of this interestingly desiccated vanilla. Through the heart the vanilla becomes sweeter and warmer like it was originally, not foody but a furry/fleshy vanilla. A rich, chewy consistency like glutinous toffee yet unpalatable in a cake/sweets sense.

Morn to Dusk Eau D`Italie misty morning meadow blickpixel PixabayPhoto Stolen Pixabay

This short note list is totally missing large chunks. The vanilla towards the mid wear mark that lasts for hours is a crackly honeycomb and amber mix and I get something dry grass-ish like bamboo, vetiver or papyrus cutting through the rest making it less intensely vanillic.

I can’t believe the tenacity of Morn to Dusk, it will certainly wear for that length of time, longer on me today in the soft spring warmth. I put Morn to Dusk on at around 10am and now it’s about to turn dusk and I am still nicely fragrant. I like it. A lot.

Morn to Dusk is the kind of spritz & go frag that I longed for before I became a serious perfumista. It lasts all day, smells great and goes through some interesting phases without being a completely different scent. From leaving the house in the morning to getting home after a dinner you will smell good, sweet and dare I say it, delicious. I can imagine the guys wearing it in suits or jeans and the girls in gowns or jeans, across the board yummy.

Morn to Dusk Eau D`Italie Bangkok_at_dusk WikiMediaPhoto Stolen WikiMedia

Further reading: Colognoisseur
LuckyScent has $140/100ml
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $4/ml

Morn to Dusk is so wearable. What is your Vanilla? Which Eau d’Italie do you like?
Portia xx

14 thoughts on “Morn to Dusk by Annick Menardo for Eau D`Italie 2015

  1. I’ve not smelled any of the range yet, but I really agree, those bottles are amazing!

    Favourite vanillas hands down are Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser, followed quickly by Guerlain Shalimar. Actually they’re about the only two vanillas I own.


    • Aelfrik, I think they are a pretty cool pair of vanillas. Should you ever come back to Sydney I quite like the Amber and vanillas. There are a few here.
      Portia x


  2. You have made me downright curious Portia. I saw this on a website this week and will check if it is in Vienna yet. Favorite vanilla? So many to choose from – but Tihota is right up there. Sandra xo


    • Hey Esperanza,
      Yes, it’s an easy note to love from smooth skin like to fresh baked, I love so many vanillas too.
      Nice to see you.
      Portia xx


  3. Ooh I wonder if this could be my first vanilla perfume, Portia. I am a bit of an Annick Menardo fan girl and she is good at cutting through vanilla’s sweetness as in Bulgari Black. Good to know you don’t think this is foody – love the sound of the crackly honeycombe though!

    I will definitely see if I can search this one out.


    • Hey Tara,
      WOW! You don’t have a vanilla yet? That is surprising. There are so many that I love. It must be hard not to own one, it’s a pretty ubiquitous note.
      I wonder if Morn to Dusk could be it? It has great tenacity so be careful how much you spritz. I could still smell remnants over 24 hours later.
      Portia xx


    • I find all of thos fragrances completely diverse AnneMarie but I suppose now that you’ve asked, um, yes they are all quite bold fragrances, good longevity, interesting, beautiful and confrontational without being unwearable. They all have a sweetness that is not the fruity pap so current.
      So yes. ish.
      Portia xx


  4. I love vanilla. It’s hard to pick favorites. I think I’ll say the Guerlain one, Spiritueuse Double Vanilla might be in my top 5. Tihota is high on the list too. I haven’t tried many Eau d’Italie perfumes so I have no favorites in the line.


    • Two lovely choices for the vanillas Poodle, did you ever try Lea by the Calypso St Bath crew? I really like that one too.
      Portia x


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