Base Notes: Hyrax, Styrax Gum, Gaiac Wood, Cedar Wood, Patchouli
Eau de Parfum
An ode to the Italian tradition of the Opera, Masque Milano tells an olfactory story with a dynamic repertoire of fragrances that bring to life a myriad of emotions. Each Act, an interpretation of the different facets of life.
ACT I - A collection of experiences, discoveries, places and journeys. Every fragrance in this Act represents a “smellscape”.
Carrying forward from Terralba, Montecristo represents the other extreme of pleasure - the coziness of the hand-made environment of a (used-to-be-noble) villa.
Not only Alexandre Dumas' protagonist from the classic tome, Montecristo is also a tiny island in the Tuscan Archipelago, famous for being a natural reserve, and for hosting several ruins including the bewitching Fortress of Montecristo. At sunset, every single element of the interior contributes to the warmth and reassuring comfort. The floor of old robust wood planks, aged and worn with use. In the massive fireplace, coals are still burning. The comfortable couch is made of the best leather, once stout and rigid, and spotlessly tanned, is now soft and worn, and the colour is fading away with years of sideways afternoon sun. A deck of used playing cards lies abandoned on the coffee table next to the tobacco leaves of a hand rolled cigar and a glass of rum.
Montecristo strikes an impeccable balance between smokey and sweet and modern and classic. It has an unfaltering solidness yet it maintains a mysterious movement. It reminds one of an old mansion, and the smell of "old, mossy" walls, the particular aroma created by mixing three very interesting raw materials: hyrax, ambrette seeds and cabreuva. The effect of smelling the three raw materials together, is impressive, with the thick walls almost materialising in front of you. Smooth notes of ambrette, benzoin, and rum rest atop the enticing sweetness of gaiac wood. Spice and tobacco curl like a plume of smoke in the last rays of sunlight signifying warm and deep contentment.