Eau D'Italie - Baume du Doge Eau de Toilette - 100 ml
Notes: Top: Sweet Orange & Bergamot from Calabria, Cinnamon from Ceylon, Coriander & Cardamom from India, Fennel from Southern France, Black Pepper from Sichuan. Heart: Myrrh and Frankincense from Somalia, Clove from Zanzibar and Cedar from the Atlas, Saffron. Base: Vetiver and Vanilla from the Bourbon Islands, Benzoin from Siam.
Known as La Repubblica Serenissima, "the Most Serene Republic", Venice was the Merchant Queen of the oceans and gateway to the East for nearly ten centuries. Born out of the seas and magically built on stilts, its intricate maze of water channels dividing exquisite palazzi in constant competition to display their riches, Venice thrived under the rightful government of its elected leader: the "Doge", a prince among peers. Roots, barks, seeds, pistils, flowers, rhizomes and resins took hold of the local taste, flanking and often blending with local produce. Thus myrrh and frankincense, saffron and clove, cardamom and vanilla met sweet oranges, sharp bergamots and wild fennel in a rich and warm fusion, the use of which ranged from medicine to perfumery, often at the same time. Eau d'Italie’s contemporary evocation in Baume du Doge, a warm, exciting and rich marriage of sweet orange, spices and resins, as elegant and luxurious as the spinel-red velvet lining the cabin of an 18th century gondola.