In the wild lands of 19th-century South America, two different families crossed paths. Their encounter helped shape the future of modern-day Argentina. 140 years later the direct descendants of the Mitre and Morrison families met in Italy and fell in love.
ALTAIA is their story.
It's a love story 140 years in the making. In 2012 the chance discovery of the extraordinary events that centuries ago linked their families together in Argentina over a century ago inspired them to create a new perfume collection, which they called ALTAIA.
ALTAIA is an acronym for "A Long Time Ago In Argentina" - is a celebration of Marina and Sebastián’s love for the art of perfumery and the power of storytelling through scent, as well as the extraordinary circumstances of their shared past.
Each Eau de Parfum contains olfactory elements evocatively associated with a strand of their interlaced past and present, lovingly crafted to produce fragrances that are both timeless and contemporary.
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Tuberose in Blue Eau de Parfum
A fragrant stopover in Rio de Janeiro
In 1978 Sebastián sailed from Buenos Aires aboard a gracious 1940’s Italian steamer with his mother, his siblings and the family whippet, plus a number of turn-of-the-century travel trunks filled with books. Destination was Spain, but the three-week cruise of the Atlantic included many a port of call, first of which was balmy Rio de Janeiro, where Sebastián took a trip up the Corcovado mountain, in the heart of the Tijuca forest.
The ascent was via a narrow road upon which the old car gently progressed in a swirl of cobalt-blue butterflies, the sweet smell of tuberose wafting in through the open windows.
Ombu Eau de Parfum
Centered on the intensely pungent Ombu, a rare plant found on the Pampas that is an essential part of Argentina’s landscape and tradition, symbolizing the vibrant spirit of its inhabitants. Framed by zesty Pink Pepper, crisp Sage, fresh-cut Cedarwood and liquid Amber, this highly original blend makes an unforgettable statement.
Why we’re addicted: We love wearing complex fragrances with rare ingredients that no one else has!
Don't Cry For Me Eau de Parfum
An emotional interpretation of hot, sultry Summer nights in Buenos Aires, with one thousand white jasmine petals and a bouquet of Heliotrope and Cherry Flower, embraced by burnished Amber and velvety Cashmere Wood.
Why we're addicted: The lush Jasmine wrapped in soft Cashmere Wood is a total man-magnet!
By Any Other Name Eau de Parfum
A young girl visits a garden in England, her beauty as intoxicating as the blossoms she glides through. A man sees her and immediately proposes marriage. She refuses the offer, but carries the moment with her for eternity… re-created here in an impossibly sensual bouquet of Rose, Peony and Osmanthus melded with sweet Litchi nectar and tangy Bergamot and tempered by smoky Cedarwood and Crystal Musk.
Why we're addicted: This modern, sultry floral was meant for seduction. Definitely not your grandmother’s rose!
Yu Son Eau de Parfum
A Chinese poem of a chance encounter that turns to passionate, all-consuming love is portrayed with an opening of delicate Green Tea and juicy Mandarine leading to an Orange Blossom grove. Blue Iris, Amber and resinous Gaiac Wood provide a warm and comforting drydown.
Why we're addicted: The mix of juicy Mandarine, Green Tea, sweet Amber and Orange Blossom is so delicious we wish it was edible!