Profumum Dolce Acqua Perfume Review

Profumum Dolce Acqua Perfume Review
Profumum Dolce Acqua Perfume Review

Profumum Roma Dolce Acqua Eau de Parfum is primarily a scent dedicated to creamy, cherry-almond and vanilla that goes from incredibly sweet to more lightly spiced vanilla over time. There was some powderiness about mid-way through but didn’t linger through the drydown, which was characterized by sweet almond-vanilla.

  • top notes: coconut
  • heart notes: vanilla, almond
  • base notes: tonka bean

It opened with a trio of coconut, almond, and vanilla with almost alcoholic and harsh feel for the first minute before it smoothed out with almond and vanilla. The coconut wasn’t a particularly discernible note to me beyond that first minute, but it may have given the sensation of over-sweetening everything for early moments. The coconut ultimately seemed overpowered by almond, vanilla, and tonka bean, which resulted in bouquet of spiced marzipan and maraschino cherries projecting a foot or so off my wrist.

Dolce Acqua was full of creamy, nutty almonds, spiced vanilla, and honey. It had a rich, underlying feel and aroma of golden honey that gave body to the sweetness that enveloped the almond. The more the honey came through, the less like Play-doh it smelled like, and I write that as a neutral descriptor; Play-Doh’s scent is trademarked as “musky, vanilla-like” with “slight overtones of cherry.” For the most part, it didn’t call to mind the long-lost memory of Play-doh as the spice and honey typically made it less reminiscent of it.

There was light powderiness that started to come through after three hours. As it wore on, the shifts were minimal until the drydown, which was mostly almond and barely-spiced vanilla and had lost its powderiness.

Application

For testing, I used 1/3 of a 1ml sample vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist area on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer prior to applying the scent as this is also my swatching arm (aka, incredibly parched at any given moment) as I found scent did not hold well here otherwise. 

Longevity

It lasted for six hours until it was a skin-scent and about 10 hours before it was quite difficult to detect on my skin. The sillage and projection were moderate with the sillage dropping faster than the projection within two hours of wear.

Personal Thoughts

Available Sizes

  • 100ml for $275
  • 18ml for $93 (harder to find size in the US)
  • 0.7ml sample for $6

Where to Buy

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Elle Avatar

One of my absolute favorite scents! I love a good “cherry”-almond perfume. Can’t get enough, really! I don’t find this one smelling much like actual play doh at all. I do, however, get a true-to-life play doh scent in, for example, Oriza L. Legrand’s Heliotrope, which I also own a bottle of 🙂 So, whenever I’m looking at reviews and someone mentions “this smells like play-doh” my interest is piqued in a good way!

janine Avatar

Interesting. My scent purchase of the month is Mancera Coco Vanille. I was wanting vanille excusife but they didn’t have it and this was on sale for $75. Sounds similar but no cherry😊.

Don’t mind play doh but not sure I’d want to smell like it. I do like the coconut/vanilla combo.

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