Cloon Keen Atelier:
A childhood memory of street-roasted chestnuts in Andalusia.
Castaña opens with a delectable haze of burnt chestnuts laced with a fine trace of golden caramel. It gradually reveals a voluptuous blend of rich Haïtian vetiver, cardamom and red pepper bathed in the delicate floral notes of cassia absolute and lush jasmine blossoms.
A stunning and irresistibly mellow composition.
Awarded ‘5 star Masterpiece’ award by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez in 'Perfumes The Guide, 2018'.
Superb from top notes to dry down, and still great a day later.
Castaña fragrance notes
- roasted chestnut accord, cardamom, red pepper
- cassia flower, jasmine absolute
- haitian vetiver
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Latest Reviews of Castaña
But today, in December, I wore it as a light all-over spray, and it magically lost the nut component and is beautiful. Only the warmth of the chestnut is there, not the aroma. The Jasmine/Cassie heart is quite lilting mingled with the vetiver, tonka, cardamom and pepper, and Castana works so well in winter months. I can finally write a review that is other than completely ambivalent.
So what made a difference for me was application. When I dabbed it on pulse points with my sample, the nutty component came out, but when I lightly sprayed over my hair and clothes, it did not.
It deserves all kinds of accolades for the beauty of its composition, but gets reduced to a neutral rating for its pathetic longevity.
I do wonder, however, whether something in it might cause me to go anosmic to it quickly, given that other reviewers find its lifespan acceptable, and the fact that even when sprayed on fabric it disappears so rapidly for me.
If I have any complaint here, it's just that I wish the chestnut note was much more obvious, but otherwise this is a very likeable scent, & easily unisex.
This is on the edge of gourmand without being full blow.
I get creamy chestnut, coffee & vanilla. Its all quite subtle and done in a sophisticated way.
Castana has the creamy tonka/vetiver combination I liked in vetiver tonka, but replaces the 'hazelnut syrup' with jasmine & cassie.
To me castana opens with cardamom, bergamot and vetiver, develops into vetiver, cardamon, jasmine (and other beautiful floral notes I cannot identify), tonka and woods for the main part of the fragrance and then fades to tonka and woods.