Italian niche line Laboratorio Olfattivo has launched Bergamotto and Limone, two new fragrances joining Mandarino in the Viaggio in Italia collection. All three fragrances were developed by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena.
The Master Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, inspired by his love for Italy, has created a collection of Parfum Cologne, that are portraits of Italian happiness. Mandarino, Limone and Bergamotto are the fragrances of the collection “Viaggio in Italia”, a journey to Italy, fragrances that are like sunshine in winter.
Bergamotto ~ « Although citrus fruits originate from China, Bergamot is Italian. It is a pity that nobody knows who created it by crossing a lemon tree with a bitter orange: this inventor might have been honoured in the same way as the colleague Clément, who invented the clementine. Italian traders managed to sell Bergamot to the Chinese Market to add fragrance to their second-rate tea, which they sold back to the English Market. I am often asked whether I have olfactory preferences. I have always said I do not, wishing to conceal the manipulations I perform on fragrances, as the work of a perfumer is always that of an illusionist. Yes, I have preferences and they vary according to my needs, my desires. I have passing loves, as well as solid, perennial loves, among which there is my love for bergamot. It was time for me to make that official ». Jean-Claude Ellena. Additional notes include bitter orange, cardamom and white musk.
Limone ~ « Limone has its origins in one of my journeys on the Amalfi Coast. The coast road is narrow and runs alongside the cliffs, which plunge into the blue of the Mediterranean. At each bend the landscape surprises you. Understanding nature’s magic, men and women have built terraces to lovingly cultivate lemon trees. It is impossible to resist the beauty of these places where the yellow lemon cuts across the coppery blue of stone walls. Between the bright and cheerful yellow and a lavish, princely blue, I found the theme for a new Cologne, unquestionably aristocratic ». Jean-Claude Ellena. Additional notes include ginger, orange leaf and white musk.
Laboratorio Olfattivo Bergamotto and Limone are available in 100 ml “Parfum Cologne”.