Words: Emily Venables
Ciao, benvenuto in Italia! Welcome to the next stop on our ‘Around the World in 80 Scents’ tour, we're in Italy! Home of fast cars, unbelievable food, breath taking architecture and of course fine fashion and Italian perfume. Many of the world’s most renowned fashion houses originate from Italy and with that comes some of the best Italian fragrances too. If you love a little luxury in your fragrance collection, then you're in the right place!
Eros for him by Versace
Released in 2012 by the fashion powerhouse Versace, Eros, named after the Greek God of Love, is described by Donatella Versace as ‘a fragrance for a man who is his own master; a man who defends their ideas and goals.’ Expect a fresh combination of mint leaves, green apple and Italian zesty lemon with seductive notes of Tonka beans, vanilla and amber inside the Mediterranean blue glass bottle.
Light Blue for her by Dolce & Gabbana
Whisk yourself away to the beautiful Sicilian coast with one spray of the light, fresh and crisp scent Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana. The floral-fruity notes evoke the feeling of summer and the very clever people at D&G even designed the bottle to reflect the breath-taking landscape of the Mediterranean coastline with its bright clue cap and frosted glass bottle.
Stronger with You for him by Armani
Giorgio Armani was a firm believer that fragrances are an essential part of your wardrobe. Hearing this from one of the greatest fashion designers ever, we’re taking note! Stronger with You is inspired by a personal love story of the Italian fashion designer himself and features strong masculine notes of pink pepper, cardamom, cedar and amber wood.
Guilty for her by Gucci
Gucci is undeniably one of the most recognisable, influential and sought-after luxury brands to come out of Italy. Their first fragrance was introduced in 1974 and they have simply gone from strength to strength since. Gucci Guilty, released in 2010, was a new direction for the brand, designed for edgier, daring and brave woman. It features floral notes combined with pink pepper, peach and amber and is an Italian perfume that belongs on every dressing table!
Luna Rossa Carbon for him by Prada
Prada may be well-known today for its perfume range; however, their first scent wasn’t released until 2004 - a huge 91 years after the brand was founded. Luckily for the likes of me and you, it was well worth the wait!
Luna Rossa Carbon was launched in 2017 and is a masculine heavy hitter that’s described as ‘raw as the darkest rock, yet fresh like air’. Experience notes of lavender, green Citrus of vert de Bergamot from Italy, patchouli and amber of Ambroxan.
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