[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I didn’t know the Brazilian apothecary brand, Granado, until last week. I’m very happy that I do now though – what a spritz of bliss Granado Époque Tropical is!
I’d describe Granado Époque Tropical as cologne-ish in nature at the very beginning. It’s not, as I anticipated it to be, a typical tropical which I’d associate with tiare and ylang ylang – and now I say it, I don’t know if those plants are truly tropical or we’ve just come to think of tropical as holidayish. Époque Tropical has many, many notes that are delicately arranged into a blend of both fresh and creamy sensuality.
What I get from this is leafiness, creaminess and citrus. The note that I think perhaps is giving it the creaminess (aside from magnolia) is cashew nut but I couldn’t describe the smell of a cashew if my life depended upon it! Époque Tropical is a grower – how it smells on me now is not how it smelled at the beginning – there is a lot of rose coming through and the mandarin is far more apparent.
I still don’t get a lot of the woods – sandalwood and guaiac – and in fact, I’d say this is a light fragrance although the appearance made me think it would be a powerhouse. Speaking of appearance – the inspiration for this fragrance is 19th century Rio, both architecture and gardens, hence the sumptuous art deco appearance of the packaging. It’s not a fragrance to be stingy with – you need to be liberal on the spritz to get the full effect. If I can imagine this as a piece of clothing, it’s a floaty, floral maxi dress. At £110, it’s a considered purchase, but for fragrance aficionados, a curiosity. Longevity on me isn’t amazing but I’m always divided on that one – re-spritzing is just the initial pleasure all over again. You can find it HERE.
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