Cerruti 1881 is a classic fragrance, from the house of Cerruti, and was launched in 1995. Though fairly old, it does not smell dated in any way, and is completely different from the strong fragrances that were common during that period. The scent has been described by the house as “An intimate scent of authentic elegance that captures the essence of the flax flower to combine with sweet notes of blond wood. Timeless and elegant, CERRUTI 1881 is a fragrance for a sensual and sophisticated woman”.
The top notes for Cerruti 1881 are Mimosa, Iris, Violet, Jasmine, Freesia, Lily of the valley, Bergamot and Rose. Middle notes are of Coriander, Tuberose, Galbanum, Chamomile, Iris, Jasmine, Brazillian Rosewood, Narcissus, Geranium, & Orange Blossom, and the Base Notes of Sandalwood, Amber, Cedar, Vanilla and Musk.
My Review of Cerruti 1881
Cerruti 1881 is a surprise. It was a blind buy, as it was on discount and was getting it pretty cheap. I wasn’t expecting much from this, but it is beautiful. I read Cerruti 1881 being described by someone as fresh laundry being hung on a line, and gentle breeze bringing the scent with it, and that actually is the perfect description of this. It is very soft, calming, fresh and airy. It never overpowers, and is a very inoffensive scent for working in close quarters with others.
Cerruti 1881 starts off with lots of soft flowers with that fresh laundry feel to it. After which it changes to roses and sandalwood, a little powdery, and very beautiful. I do smell some staranise in it, however that is not a listed note. Chamomile gives it the soothing herbal touch. The note list for Cerruti 1881 is very extensive, however, it is very well blended and individual notes do not stick out much. Overall, its a very pretty feminine scent, perfect for day wear.
Cerruti 1881 is one of the few fragrances which my husband actually noticed, and complimented.
Suitable for all ages, for day time wear, with amazing staying power for an edt and good sillage. It can last the whole day, albeit as a skin scent, but I like to reapply, to be able to enjoy the lovely opening.
The bottle is very uninteresting, made of frosted glass and the cap is quite loose and comes off very easily. It could be found on most online stores at discount.
Will I recommend it
Yes!! It is pretty, calming, long lasting and quite different from other scents.