Dueto débuted in 2011 with a trio of perfumes, the most interesting of which – Golden Boy, I reviewed a couple of years ago. Even at its release however, the rose / ‘oud’ theme expressed by City Love was seeming quite passé.
Signed by Olivier Pescheux, the fragrance pairs a familiarly synthetic feeling dark woody accord with patchouli that helps adds some vegetal texture. The complementary rose is overall pink, yet possesses a hint of breadyness and a diffusive, Mefrosol like geranium quality. The citrusy notes meanwhile, are given a lemongrass twist for assured, heady freshness.
Nose: Olivier Pescheux
House: Dueto Parfums
Release date: 2011
Notes (per Fragrantica): violet, lemongrass, cinnamon, geranium, rose, patchouli, agarwood, cypriol oil.