Spadaro is a new US-based niche line debuting at Nordstrom with three fragrances: Sole Nero, Noche del Fuego and Doux Amour.
Entrepreneur, world traveler, mother of three. These are just some of the hats that Kim Spadaro wears. The founder and creative director of Spadaro, a new fragrance collection launching at select Nordstrom in Fall 2011, Kim is creatively driven and self-made, a woman as inspirational as her signature scents. [...] Spadaro is the culmination of years of Kim’s passion and experience, combining her loves of aromatherapy, design and travel into a lifestyle brand that celebrates the spirit of adventure and inspires journeys of self-discovery.
Sole Nero ~ "Sole Nero: black sun. Story: While on a Sicilian adventure with family exploring the land, they sipped wines from the region, ate succulent sweet summer fruit and watched the glow of Mt. Etna in the distance...inspiring this luxurious fresh scent. Sunny Italian grapefruit is imbued with a precious spice accord of white pepper and cumin. Enveloped by tender musk and comforting notes of sandalwood, almond and vanilla, Sole Nero evokes fond memories of loved ones near and far."
Noche de Fuego ~ "Noche Del Fuego: night of fire. Story: Inspired by an idyllic escape to Majorca, Spain. As bronze Spaniards pulled Kim on stage, they beat drums and tossed fire in the night sky; her heart began to beat wildly...leading to the creation of the rare exotic scent. Irresistible bergamot gains unexpected depth when mixed with mysterious patchouli and an exotic blend of sandalwood, vanilla and honey spiked with paprika and saffron. Black pepper, at once warm and cool—like a fire dance in the night—completes the seduction."
Doux Amour ~ "Doux Amour: sweet love. Story: Inspired by an enchanted Arabian fantasy come true, while on a journey in Morocco. This sweet sexy nectar was naturally born of the sensory experiences of this mysterious land. A rare blend of floral essences—ylang-ylang, Casablanca lily and Moroccan jasmine—is wrapped in a sultry, sueded accord of patchouli, rare amber and sandalwood, and laced with a sheer veil of vanilla to form a new expression of sensuality."
Spadaro Sole Nero and Doux Amour are $135 each for 100 ml Eau de Parfum; Noche del Fuego is $155 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum. Matching body lotions and candles are also available.
(first quote via Spadaro at Facebook, subsequent quotes via nordstrom)
Beautiful bottles, even if the juice isn’t calling to me.
They’re really lovely….some of the nicest I’ve seen lately.
I was thinking that as well.
So, is it Spadero or Spadaro? It looks like the bottles say Spadaro.
HUGE thanks — that’s my error. Fixing now.
The ad copy makes me want to vomit – ”Entrepreneur, world traveler, mother of three – Kim is creatively driven and a self-made woman as inspirational as her signature scents”. Im happy to hear she thinks so highly of herself !
It’s bad when the ad copy turns you off from something. I really think that perfumes should speak for themselves. I don’t really need to hear about what it’s supposed to evoke any longer. So … tired of it all.
Have to agree, I found it very offputting.
I had the very same reaction…
I’m really glad to hear that I’m not the only one. And the first one…Black Sun? What’s that all about? Something called Black Sun should have a composition that sounds like something an opera grande dame would wear, not something you put on to go out shopping with your 13 year old for her first bra.
I must be really jaded right now because I kind of cringed when I read the descriptions for these. I feel like I’m just perfumed out when it comes to these multiple releases and the overuse of Morocco as inspiration for at least one of those. The bottles are lovely, though.
Joining you in the jaded corner. It is an assumption in the fragrance industry that the stories sell the fragrance, and that if the fragrance didn’t sell, the story didn’t resonate, but I do think that’s just no longer relevant with all these launches. The messages all sound the same no matter what you do. And I stand by my “cities of the Mid West” as the only viable inspiration for someone who wants to do something new & different.
I just feel like when it comes to drawing inspiration from Morocco Tauer did it best. And if I want fragrances that are supposed to evoke something, I’ll go w/ Amouage where the quality of the fragrances just speak for themselves. And it’s so true, that’s the only way someone’s going to be really original at this time. Blah … okay, I need positive thoughts. I need to go buy a fragrance for my best friend’s birthday because she wants something I would wear and I need to not be feeling all jaded and put off when doing so this evening.
Maybe they could leave earth altogether & follow Cire Trudon’s example with their ‘Odeur De Lune’ which offered us their interpretation of what the Moon smells like ? I’d love to know what Mars smells like! (PS do i get points for not being childing and using Mars not Uranus in my example?!)
This is brilliant and actually truly original. I propose a trio of niche frags, inspired by Kansas City (hickory smoke), St. Paul/Minneapolis (new fallen snow), and Omaha (corn).
Yes. This ad copy made me cringe. I do love the idea of a fragrance line based on my beloved flyover country. There could even be different seasons in different locales–Autumn almost anywhere in Michigan with apples, pumpkin and a hint of burning leaves, Summer in Chicago with notes of lively drinks, garden flowers and the wind blowing off the lake, Winter in Minneapolis/St. Paul with snow, snow and maybe a base of coffee/hot cocoa and Spring in well… Spring is lovely everywhere and I don’t know if you could bottle the scent of thawing earth, melting rock salt on the highways, that beautiful first spring rain, the first bird song of the year and the first little crocuses braving the elements.
You keep forgetting all of us ex-tallgrass prarie dwellers…there’s hay aplenty still!
mmm….hay and wild roses would be lovely!
or Chicago on certain mornings in the winter: new snow plus chocolate from the Blommer factory plus a slight saltiness from the de-icer Streets & San has just put down…
Can we include Battle Creek? It always smells like corn flakes and Sugar Smacks
Yes, it truly does! Maybe a more cereal-heavy take on Lan-Ael?
And oh, a perfume of sun warmed hay, roses and maybe a little tea (we always had tea after playing in the hay loft as children in summer) would be beautiful!
I love the Chicago with snow, chocolate and salt, too. Someone needs to do this!
I have to agree. At first i was thinking, “should I know who this person is?” The marketing really missed the mark. Add the word “aromatherapy,” and I cringe a little. But the bottles — oh, aren’t they pretty..
Off putting copy aside, those bottles are so darn purdy!
Yes, copy is off-putting, yes, bottles are pretty. Scents sound wearable and worth sampling, if they ever make it to my Nordstroms. i won’t be holding my breath – very small gragrance department in my local Nordies and slow to get new scents. Sigh.
Um, fragrance. Not sure what ‘gragrance” would be…
Night sounds more intriguing than the others, but I agree with some of the jaded ones. Cliches are not good in any form of art.
Agree about the copy, but I would at least try these!
The most cringe-worthy line might be “As bronze Spaniards pulled Kim on stage, they beat drums and tossed fire in the night sky.” Each fragrance has at least one note that I really don’t like, but the bottles are pretty.
I’m starting to think that new perfume houses are coming out as fast as new launches used to. :-O I’m going to focus all my energy on ordering Via del Profumo Sharif, steeling myself against the distractions of both weird and pretty bottles until I have Sharif on my pulse points!
The bottles are pretty, but the self-importance of their maker is very off-putting. Having a vanity line of products through which to flaunt your life of wealth and privilege does not make you “inspirational”.
Of the 3 Noche de Fuego sounds the most interesting to me. Actually it sounds really intersting. The other two don’t pique my interest at all.
the bottles don’t entice me, nor does the ad copy, but I wouldn’t turn down a sniff I would love to smell a fantastic down state IL fragrance… sweet grass, crazy wind, and a touch of diesel from the tractors!