Eresia Eau de Parfum: Chapter I of a Sicilian Story
The Sicily Quartet of four opulent, eco-luxe perfumes is inspired by the novel ‘The Leopard’ (Il Gattopardo) by Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. The four eaux de parfum recall scenes from Luchino Visconti’s epic 1963 film of the story. ‘The Leopard’ is set in late 19th century Sicily and follows the fortunes of the noble house of Salina.
Eresia Eau de Parfum, released winter 2019/20, is the launch perfume in the Sicily Quartet. It evokes a scene at the opening of the novel when the Prince – ‘the Leopard’ and patriarch – gathers the family for the evening ritual of the recital of the Rosary. However, minds wander to more earthly, fleshly pleasures.
Eresia, meaning Heresy in Italian, eludes to the aroma of the old palace with its polished wood and faded drapery, to religiosity and the scent of the Prince’s tobacco mingling with the exotic ylang worn by his mistress in Palermo.
Citrus, Oriental, Woody
Top: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Elemi
Heart: Ylang ylang, Guaiac Wood, White Oud
Base: Virginian Tobacco, Sandalwood, Peru Balsam, Cherry Vanilla & Vanilla Resin