Ibitira is a town in Brazil where a meteorite crashed in 1947. Part of the Shooting Stars collection Ibitira, the perfume, is a classic floral composition that is described as romantic.
Ibitira is undoubtedly and unapologetically feminine, in the classic tradition of Chanel N°5 and Co. Opening with violet and orange blossom made sparkling by bergamotte, Ibitira soon opens its huge floral heart dominated by rose, jasmine and the kind of big, heavy iris, Xerjoff perfumes often use. The base is soft and in comparison to the voluminous heart, quite restrained and quiet. A woody-musky vanilla with a gauzy overlay of vetiver give the floral bouquet a light, but smoothly gorgeous base to stand on.
Ibitira lasts very well (it is eau de parfum strength) and has a wonderfully vivid sillage that does not go out too far though, making it possible to really enjoy wearing it, without offending others.
Ibitira smells rich, both in materials and composition.
Ibitira smells very good, it is very well constructed out of highest quality materials. It would be an ideal signature perfume for a rich and refined woman. I can as well imagine it as a great wedding perfume.
All that said, for someone like me, who has more bottles that bones in her body, it is nothing I would need. Although I very much enjoy the feeling of class and money this perfume manages to evoke in me, there is no full bottle of Ibitira on my horizon, but I highly recommend it for someone on the hunt for a rich (in every sense of the word) floral.
If I were to be married again, I’d be tempted… 😉