Rated 4.75 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


Our “saffron étude”; Ciambue is a softly spiced, saffron perfume with a rich vanillic sandalwood basenote.


About This Product

Opulent. Enigmatic. Beguiling.
My Italian Journey no.8;  A journey of time and space, rather than a physical one.  Cimabue (pronounced chim-ah-boo-ey) was the artist to bridge the opulence of Byzantium with the insight, knowledge and brilliance of the Florentine Renaissance.

* EdP / VdP sample vials are 1/2 filled; Perfume / Extrait sample vials are full.

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8 reviews for Cimabue

  1. Rated 3 out of 5 (verified owner)

    I had read of this as a saffron perfume, but on me the
    cardamom note dominated strongly. I could also detect some cinnamon and clove, but they were well integrated. I like cardamom, but as a nearly-solo note it doesn’t make it for me. It also faded very quickly, although my scent-eating skin may be at fault there. It’s an interesting frag, and I will probably get some for layering, but there are other perfumes in this line that I will acquire first.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it did not wow me as much as Mata Hari, which is my FAVORITE fragrance from DSH…..but it is beautiful and well-balanced. It stayed close to my skin and dried down spicy but soft. I will wear it when I don’t want to make the entrance that I would wearing Mata Hari. If you are looking for exotic spices, richness, and a bit of mystery and adventure in the unfolding of a fragrance, this is for you. Changed it to 5 stars! 🙂

  3. Rated 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    This is a PS to my review. I retried Cimabue today and had a friend try it too. The vanilla was more distinguishable on her than on me, but we both felt that it was a spicy gourmand experience, but subtle and she loved it so much that I gave it to her. She was so happy.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    I’m mad for this fragrance and wear it daily, winter and summer. Orange, pepper, cinnamon and vanilla co-mingle in this I’ve-got-cookies-in-the-oven-but-I’m-naked-under-my-apron scent. Sweet, sexy and sophisticated, it hews close to the body, making it ideal for the office. I’d bathe in the stuff if I could!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Cimabue is one of my current favorites. Warm with subtle spice notes it is a lovely mix of so many beautiful scents including jasmine, cardamon, orange, beeswax, vanilla, bergamot and more. It lingers well adding joy to my day.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    This is such a beautiful scent! I receive compliments every time I wear it.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    When I initially sniffed a sample of this, I thought it was too
    cardamom-heavy. A year or so later I tried the sample again, and now I smell a beautifully balanced saffron and cardamom spice accord, on a plush base with just the right amount if vanilla, never cloying. A bottle will be in my near future.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5 (verified owner)

    Cimabue may just edge out Egyptian Shalimar as my favorite DSH fragrance. I love its exotic spiciness and its golden, warming glow. Someone told me (and I have no idea if it’s true) that Cimabue was inspired by L’Artisan’s saffron fragrance, Safran Troublant, but the two are quite distinct to me. Both are beautiful, but Cimabue has greater presence, more heat, and definitely superior sillage and longevity. This will be a standby for me in fall and winter.

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