Tuscan Scent : Golden Acacia fragrance notes

  • Head

    • broom, orange blossom
  • Heart

    • black locust honey, patchouli
  • Base

    • amber, opoponax

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High-quality sweet, honey balsamic type scent from the skillful noses at Salvatore Ferragamo!

Golden Acacia is part of the "Tuscan Scent" collection of niche fragrances. The overall effect is of a honeyed baby powder. There is a definite layered quality within the balsamic accord nestled within, feeling dark, sweet, and warm...thanks in large part to the sweet myrrh (opoponax).

Truly unique and full of character. Not for everyone, but for lovers of honey-laden scents, Golden Acacia will be a nice selection for you!

17th October 2018
The only really positive thing I can say about this EDT is that it has an outstanding longevity (about 12 hours). Other than that, my experience of Tuscan Scent Golden Acacia was most certainly not a pleasant one. The honey overpowered all the other notes until the drydown finally came which in my particular case took almost two hours. Then, the powdery basenotes slowly emerged through the remaining sickeningly sweet honey heart. What was left was a warm and slightly less cloying fragrance, yet nothing to write home about. For an EDT that costs twice as much as other designer fragrances, TSGA is not up to par as far as I am concerned. Sorry...
18th October 2015

Like the other "premium" designers, Feragamo has not only an "exclusive" line, but a "really exclusive" line above that. Golden Acacia is from their "really exclusive" $250-a-bottle line.

So what does it smell like? Are you familiar with bitter Italian honeys like chesnut or corbezzolo honey? Instead of being sweet, they're bitter and acerbic and smell kind of burnt. They taste great paired with the right cheeses, but are pretty difficult to love on their own, even though they smell really interesting. That's what Golden Acacia smells like to me - bitter, acerbic, burnt honey topped with vague white flowers. It's fairly true to the smell of acacia flowers with their weird burnt honey and wood smell, and also reminds me of the similar smell of cherry blossoms.

It's worth noting that the most important thing about Golden Acacia is how much it doesn't smell like anything else Ferragamo would do. It smells like it's dominated by a really high concentration of natural oils, to the point where, had I smelled it blind, I would have assumed it was by someone like Dawn Spencer Hurwitz and definitely not by a mall brand. Thumbs up for quality ingredients and for doing something that's actually "niche-smelling" in their exclusive line. My only warning is that it's quite linear and if you don't like that burnt bitter honey smell, it's not going anywhere for quite a while...
21st March 2015