Mendittorosa’s Trilogy collection consists of three fragrances: Alpha, Omega and Id. Stefania Squeglia conceived Alpha and Omega as the two bookends of life. Alpha is the beginning of life while Omega is the end. Id remains to be the middle - a combo between Alpha and Omega.
If Omega represents the end, it is a sweet one. Words like mortality and final limit suggest that “the end” here is probably a reference to death. If so, then this death must be a soft and sweet one.
For a “death” fragrance Omega is not morbid at all. It is a combination of incense, soft wood and nocturnal flowers. I get a sensual opening of jasmine, violet and soft leather. It has a carnal undertone, maybe the jasmine, paired with a leather accord. The presence of the latter here is critical. In its absence, the opening could have easily turned floral.
Omega slowly takes a smoky-gourmand turn. Spices, woods and soft resins give it some warmth without making it too sweet.
Despite being described as such, I don’t find Omega to be a gourmand scent. I’d classify it as resinous. It has medium depth and projection. Never morbid or cloying, if you don’t think of Omega in terms of “the end”, it can easily pass for a romantic or sensual scent.
As compared to Id, Omega is the darker, more meditative one. The two fragrances have some commonality but they don’t go much beyond the incense/smoky-woody accords. Omega is the grown-up version of Id. It has become more mature and denser.
Even though Omega is an interesting fragrance, it doesn’t capture my imagination. Its development plateaus after the first couple of hours and plays steady the same accord of woods and vanilla.
Omega gets full points for originality - I haven’t smelled anything similar - but it falls short to excel as a fragrance. There are more interesting fragrances that play in the same league.
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