Indian Art – Review: Art Collection by Jacomo #08

Comfort scents have a season. A few times a year I get the urge to feel comforted and cozied by perfume. Mostly when the actual seasons change, I have my cuddly gourmand phases. Jo Malone Sweet Milk, Odin 01 Sunda, Lostmarc’h Lann-Ael or several Parfumerie Generale perfumes are in heavy rotation then.

Jacomo #08, part of the three-perfume Art Collection by the house of Jacomo, creators of the Mother of all green perfumes – Silences, is exactly what I need in times like this.

A comforting and warmly spicy chai scent, Jacomo #08 warms hearts and noses. Notes include cardamom, ginger, black tea, freesia, milky accord, dried fruit, cinnamon, honey and amber.

A fresh gingery-spicy start, a milky-cardamom heart and a sweet ambery drydown, this perfumes strikes all the right notes with me. It is easy to love, easy to wear and garners lots of compliments.

Jacomo #08 smells warm and cozy, but not in a heavy way, it is transparent and light enough to not feel too much even in the summer heat. It reminds me of tranquil evenings with friends and a cup of spicy tea in front of a fire, sitting and talking and laughing and just enjoying the moment.

It may be a fall/winter scent for most, but I enjoy it just as much right now, when it is hot outside.

The Art Collection features three perfumes (for now), all three designed along with original artwork to accompany it. #08 features beautiful Indian inspired art by Daniel Egnéus.

Lovely reviews are to be found for example on Sorcery of Scent and EauMG as well as by Annemarie on Beauty on the Outside.

For Europeans, Jacomo Art Collection can be found very cheap on Cheap Smells (that name is no joke, thanks to Vanessa for pointing that store out to me).

Jacomo #08 is a budget-friendly pleasure I can highly recommend.

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29 Responses to Indian Art – Review: Art Collection by Jacomo #08

  1. Vanessa says:

    That sounds lovely, and you have also reminded me that I have yet to try those new Jo Malone tea scents – it was the Sweet Milk one that particularly caught my eye. My friend recently blind bought Jacomo Aura on the Internet because she liked the look of the notes and Edouard Flechier is the nose (though possibly a nose with a modest budget).
    Yes, Cheapsmells comes highly recommended despite the cheesy name! : – )

    • Olfactoria says:

      Those two, this and and the Jo Malone Sweet Milk, have been in heavy rotation in the past weeks, very calming and reassuring. Might be great for travelling (especially when children cross the street sheeplike and endlessly). 😉

  2. Ines says:

    Yes, Cheap smells is despite the name, very good site for saving some money. 🙂

    I think only women could say that spending money actually saves you money. 😀

    • Olfactoria says:

      Lol, but we do understand one another at least, even if men don’t. 😉

      • Vanessa says:

        It isn’t just women you know. Mr Bonkers routinely comes back from the off-licence (his prefered shopping locale) with crates of beer, saying: “They were on offer, you know….the more you drink the more you save!” And we had the same issue again last night when a banded pack of chocolate digestives suddenly appeared in the fridge. Two for one or some likely story…

  3. Tara says:

    So B, i’m guessing this is the scent you said was more what you were expecting from Mon Numero 7? Very tempted to make an unsniffed purchase from CheapSmells. At around £25 I’m seriously thinking it over. How did you come across it?

    • Olfactoria says:

      Exactly, that is the one.
      Psst, come closer, I’ll tell you a secret, but please don’t tell the enforcers of the embargo. I seriously considered an unsniffed purchase from CheapSmells for 25€, I was very tempted. So that is exactly what I did, to great success. That is only between us, of course. 😉

  4. deeHowe says:

    I’m not even on embargo, but I’ve been extraordinarily frugal lately… mostly because of the generosity of my friends! Samples keep rolling in (Mr Howe loves the Yves Rocher Coconut, by the way, so you can add his response to your scientific findings!), so I don’t really feel like I’m missing out too much…
    However, like our lovely Tara above, I am sorely tempted to purchase this fragrance unsniffed!

    Once we get moved and settled in, Mrs. Howe is going to buy a new (larger) perfume cabinet, and fill it up 😉

    • Olfactoria says:

      I’m totally impartial pf course and would never try to influence you in any way. (Go for the unsniffed purchase, you’ll love it!!!)

      Many thanks to Mr Howe for giving himself selflessly to science. His efforts will be appreciated by generations to come.

  5. Suzanne says:

    I totally agree with your review, Birgit: this is a terrifically comforting, milky-spicy tea scent that one can wear in any season and quite the bargain in terms of its price! I love all three scents in the Jacomo Art Series, though I’m probably the only person who does, as not many people go for the mango fruitiness of #09. 🙂

    • Olfactoria says:

      Ah, it is always reassuring to have you agree with me. It is a bargain, isn’t it? I only quickly sniffed the other two once, but they were not so much to my liking. #08 was instant love though. 🙂

  6. angie Cox says:

    Love it , can’t type more aching all over and ( sob) have lost my sense of smell !!!

  7. KathyT says:

    Another fragrance to add to my wish list! I am in need of comforting scents lately, and this one sounds very nice. I need to see if it is available here in the US. For unsniffed purchases though, I keep coming back to your review of Il Profumo Nuda. I haven’t found a source for decants for it, but I have found it at a discount site – fate??

    I completely missed Jo Malone’s Sweet Milk, but Ava Luxe used to make a Sweet Milk fragrance. I wonder if she still does, and I wonder if there are any similarities?

    Thanks again for the wonderful reviews!

  8. I love #08. It isn’t spectacular but it is comforting, easy to wear. This is one of my “work” fragrances in the fall/winter. It really warms me up during our dreary winters! I highly recommend to anyone looking for a chai scent.

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