Estratto di Colonia by Pineider 2012

Hey Hey APJ,

Jin & I discovered Pineider fragrances while in Italy in 2013. I instantly fell in love with Cuir Nobile and grabbed a bottle on the spot. Then while in LA for the Perfume Posse ScentSation Bus Tour while we were at Beauty Habit I WON a bottle of today’s offering, Estratto di Colonia. Yes, there is an enormous backlog of fragrances that I have not yet reviewed here…

Estratto di Colonia by Pineider 2012

Estratto di Colonia by Atelier Design & Fragrances

Estratto di Colonia Pineider FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, green mandarin, lemon, sage
Heart: Jasmine, white rose
Base: Sandalwood, vanilla, musk, amber

It must be mentioned that the wooden box and locking system are beautifully presented and thought out. The tall and skinny bottle with the leather wrapped lid is cool and classy but FREAKING ANNOYING! A gust of wind and the damn thing falls. I leave mine in its protective wooden box. This is good because it keeps the juice safe but bad because the box gets shuffled to the back of the wardrobe and ignored in favour of more easily accessible frags. Yes, I know, totally first world problem. Just telling you.

Estratto di Colonia Pineider Venice Main Square

There are a few frags on my dresser at the moment. One of them is Estratto di Colonia because I freaking love the fresh, fun citrus opening that is so energising, it’s like spritzing a 40 minute nana nap. The jasmine, musk and amber basically take over from there and while Estratto di Colonia feels simple, and is quite a simple cologne reinterpretation, still it wears so perfectly balanced and smooth for me that it seems elevated. It isn’t till we hit the base that I finally get a little whiff of a lightly citrus rose, sweet and fruity, that gives the amber and vanilla a boozy taint. I’m no expert but if you told me they’d used some Australian sandalwood oil in the mix I would totally believe you, it has a eucalyptic earthy twang right down the base.

Estratto di Colonia Pineider Sandalwoood Kununurra OZ WikiMediaPhoto Stolen WikiMedia

This spring sees it getting quite a bit of wear though so I will be through my 30ml well before summer. That’s another great thing, I love the 30ml bottles. Which of us perfumistas really need 100ml of anything else?

Beauty Habit has the range $115/30ml

I think Pineider may have distribution troubles. Only Beauty Habit seem to have it on the net so far, though it is available in Italy. I grabbed Cuir Nobile in Venice in 2013 and haven’t see the brand again except in Beauty Habit. It is worth finding though, the fragrances are amazing.

Portia xx

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Estratto di Colonia GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 2 winners who will receive:
1 x sample of Estratto di Colonia from my stash
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell us what your cologne is

Extra Chance?
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Entries Close Sunday 25th October 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by
The winner will have till Thursday 29th October 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.


15 thoughts on “Estratto di Colonia by Pineider 2012

  1. Hi, I follow by email. My cologne is Ambra Nera by Ortigia. I generally try not to get colognes because they fade so quickly, especially in the hot weather. I love the notes you listed in Estratto di Colonia. Sounds perfect for warm weather. Thanks so much for your never ending generosity.


  2. I follow via email. The notes sound great in this, and I’d love to try it. I don’t really wear cologne as it fades too quickly on me. I do like FM’s Cologne Indelebile although I have the same problem with it.


  3. Hi Portia, I follow by email.
    One of my fav colognes is Fleur de Figuier by Roger & Gallet. Sweet, light and fresh!
    Estratto di Colonia has lovely notes, plus a very unusual bottle.
    Ps, lovely pic of you and Jin – cute couple! Ta for the draw.


  4. Thanks for the chance, Portia, because I don’t know any of Pineider’s fragrances!
    This particular cologne seems to work just fine!
    My perfect cologne still doesn’t exist (oh, I am picky, indeed), but Oolang Infini by Atelier Cologne (speaking of colognes, right? 😉 ) is close to perfection! My kind of perfection!
    I am in Bulgaria (EU) and I am following APJs via email, Google + and on FB.


  5. I follow by e-mail. I am on my second small bottle of Orange Sanguine, it is as close as I get to cologne these days. That one does in fact work more like edt. Isn’t Venice just lovely? I would love to go back, I have been there twice. Any tips on perfume shopping in Venice or in nearby Padova (Padua?)?


  6. So hard to identify a favourite cologne; I have so many that I like to break out now that the warmer months are here. AdP of course, Acqua di Biella No 1 and Byredo Sunday Cologne are right up there. I think though that my out-and-out favourite would be the one I am wearing today: Chanel Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne.

    I follow by email.


  7. I always turn to Guerlain’s Eau de Cologne Imperiale when the weather warms up – it’s an oldie and definitely still a goodie.
    I follow by email.
    Thanks Portia!


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