Most fragrances are traditionally built around a classic triangular structure with head, heart and base notes. Head notes form the initial impression of a fragrance to draw us in. They are vital, setting the scene, catching the nose. Heart notes take from five minutes to an hour to develop. Sometimes they blend with the lighter head notes to bring to the complex base notes, which give solidity, depth and resonance to the fragrance. They evaporate more slowly, generally appearing 30 minutes after application.

How do you know if a perfume is right for you? When testing out a new fragrance, leave it on your skin for half an hour. You might find yourself in love at first spritz, but the smell could change once it has marinated on your particular skin. If you still love it 30 minutes later, you have found your new signature scent!

Get Yourself a New Fragrance

Choosing an exclusive fragrance can offer you a great advantage: uniqueness! If you are looking for your new signature scent, let me introduce you to Profumi di Lugano, which means Perfumes of Lugano. I love Lugano, which is my hometown. It’s a beautiful city in southern Switzerland in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino bordering Italy. The town lies at the edge of Lake Lugano (Italian: Lago di Lugano or Ceresio), which is located between the lakes Lago Maggiore and Lago di Como, south of the Alps. Lugano is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland. The city is home to a number of historic buildings and museums, while the surrounding area has many natural sights. Paradiso and Brè are the two alluring fragrances, inspired by the beauty of this town, created by Profumi di Lugano.


Paradiso (English: Paradise) is a municipality in the district of Lugano. This lovely area lies on the shore of Lake Lugano and it is surrounded on all its sides by the city of Lugano. The Fragrance Paradiso is the perfect rich and warm unisex scent. Anise gives it sweet and very aromatic notes. Almond and honey are its soft and gourmand heart notes. Musk and tonka create cozy and sensual feelings.


Monte Brè is a small mountain east of Lugano on the flank of Monte Boglia with a wonderful view of the bay of Lugano. It is considered one of the sunniest points in Switzerland. The Fragrance Brè is the perfect green and refreshing unisex scent. Bergamot gives it fruity-sweet notes with mild spicy hints. Jasmine and rose are its floral and intense heart notes. Patchouli and sandalwood create earthy, sweet and smoky sensations.

If you want to find out more about Profumi di Lugano, visit, or For additional information, you can directly contact them at

Picture courtesy of Federica Ramundo

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