Sogno Reale Talismans Collezione Preziosa by Amélie Bourgeois for Mendittorosa 2015




Hey there APJ Crew,

I’ve worn Sogno Reale a few times now but I never seem to get a real hold on it. Each time the wear reads differently. So today I’m going to describe my wear for you but it is tinged by memories of previous wears. Because of this I’m definitely going to say that your mileage may vary, mine did every time.

This review is from a split decant that came a couple of months ago, I keep wearing and trying to write the post because I think the fragrance beautiful enough that you guys should know about it. Biting the bullet today.

Sogno Reale by Mendittorosa 2015

Sogno Reale Talismans Collezione Preziosa by Amélie Bourgeois

Sogno Reale Talismans Collezione Preziosa Mendittorosa FragranticaFragrantica

Mendittorosa gives these featured accords:
Top: Lemon, Bergamot, Marine/Iodine Accord
Heart: Tuberose, Patchouli
Base: Volcanic Olibanum, Hyraceum, Rhum, Sandalwood, Styrax, Amber Woods

Interesting, I really smell the iodine and patchouli as I spray Sogno Reale. It’s not till a few seconds in that the citrus even gets any smell time. Not huge, here we have a very restrained fragrance, all the notes are accounted for but sotto voce. As if this kind of happy weirdness needs to whisper. If you can in expecting a Womanity or even a Sel Marin you will be disappointed indeed. That’s not to say Sogno Reale is unfragrant, no you can smell it, but it will creep up on you every now and again. A bit like some days I find Eau des Merveilles. Like smelling someone who has spent the day at the beach as they come home. Salty, suntanned, windblown and happy.

Actually the slightly oddballness is all in the opening 5 minutes, after that we settle down to a very pretty and expensive smelling Patch/Amber/Leather. The patchouli smells like someone you’re talking to is wearing it, not far away, and the leather steps up the scent into a luxurious jacket. A soft focus leather sweetened by amber. Very pretty, easy wear and comfortable……. supple, ultra cool leather jacket.

Sogno Reale by Mendittorosa Cool Leather Woman PXHerePDI

Then Sogno Reale softens to a lightly salty skin scent and continues murmuring for a couple of hours before I totally lose the ability to smell any difference from myself.

“All that we see or seem
is but a dream within a dream”
From ‘A Dream Within a Dream’ by Edgar Allen Poe
Sogno Reale is balm for the soul, a talisman dreamed into existence, the unconscious mind made extraordinary perfumed flesh.

Further reading: Colognoisseur
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Mendittorosa? Have you tried the brand yet?
Portia xx

11 thoughts on “Sogno Reale Talismans Collezione Preziosa by Amélie Bourgeois for Mendittorosa 2015

  1. I have never tried this brand but I am lusting over that bottle 🙂 The fragrance sounds lovely as well…sometimes I like things a bit subdued….especially at work.


    • Hey CM,
      Yeah, the bottle looks beautiful. Like it would jump into your hand a couple of times a week till it was dry.
      Subdued can be tantalising.
      Portia xx


  2. Hi Portia,
    I love the Mendittorosa bottles! Have not tried Sogno Reale but your “very restrained” “dream within a dream” is enticing! 😀
    Azar xxx


  3. I love Sogno Reale! It is very different on me than you. On me, the marine/iodine accord is the strongest part and lasts until almost the end. All the other notes swirl around this accord showing up at different times and with different strengths. It’s the Pacific Ocean, both calm and stormy. Sogno Reale is my most oddball scent. It surprises me how much I love it.


    • Maya,
      What a fabulously descriptive paragraph. I can imagine exactly how Sogno Reale smells on you after smelling it myself. Yes, my body tends to play up the sweetness in every fragrance a little. That brininess is fabulous isn’t it, really unusual.
      Portia xx


  4. I tried them all (very briefly) at Twisted Lily this past summer and the only one that really grabbed me was Rituale, which smells like beeswax and incense on me. But these scents seem very subtle and complex, I would like to get a sample set to test them at more length and get a better impression of them.


    • Ahhhh Rituale sounds heavenly TaraC,
      Yes, I think I’d also like to wear Sogno Reale in cooler weather and see if it behaves differently.
      Portia xx


  5. I have Le Mat, it is good but from reviews others have not intrigued me except maybe Osang. But the brand does pay attention to its packaging and has set it apart different from others.


  6. Sogno Reale sounds really appealing from your reaction, and Maya’s comment. One on the list to try, for sure!

    I’ve been wearing a sample of Le Mat today. I was a bit overwhelmed by the almost boozy wash of the opening, but the burned sugar side of the immortelle came up after a while and pushed the booze away (phew, because I am not keen on booze-heavy scents) and made room for the rose and patch.

    and Tara C, your comment has made me very curious about Rituale.


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