Our Nasomatto Baraonda samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Nasomatto.
Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
A mysterious addition to the Nasomatto line, Baraonda comes with few clues attached. The name means “chaos” or “uproar” in Italian, but the fragrance itself is subtle and almost transparent. The nose of this fragrance warns us that it will evoke “a raw taste sensation”….but what we taste is both comforting and refined.
Baraonda smells like the pleasures of fall, painted with a light hand. A tumbler of whiskey held up to catch the glow from an open fire. Delicate little glass bowls holding red berries, quince, and apples baked slowly until they fall apart. An old book, open on the lap, filling the air with the dry, papery scent of lignin. A hint of caramelized wood resin dancing around the edges of the room but never closing in. Baraonda takes the heavy oil paints of the boozy-gourmand genre and uses them to make a watercolor so exquisite that it will have you savoring its taste on your tongue long after you’ve worn it.
Wow….. a compliment getter from the first spray. I plan to buy a full size bottle
Very long lasting whiskey note. Like......real whiskey. That note stays prominent the whole time and some softer cardamom notes come out much later in dry down. Head turner, but not going to purchase a full bottle. Definitely not a blind buy.
I didn't dislike this fragrance but found it far too mature for me (I'm 35). I could see myself wearing this smoking cigars and having scotch at an upscale bar with friends in my 50s but something about the realistic nature of the boozy elements makes it tough to pull off at my current age. It's sophisticated and beautiful (much like my favorite from the house: Pardon), but couldn't get past the feeling of an old, white-haired man in a tuxedo with whiskey breathe.
The opening is fantastic and anyone who says they don’t smell the whiskey, needs to have their nostrils examined. First time wearing it and it’s been nothing but a complete compliment getter. It’s boozy and not over powering, but it makes a statement. Longevity is fantastic and definitely an 8+ hour fragrance.