Celebrated in Ovid and Virgil's poetry, the mysterious origins of Paestum's roses are lost in time: thought by some to be of a local species, others believe they were an acclimatised variety imported from the Orient. What is certain is that they flowered twice a year and their scent was unrivalled.
Famous for its perfumes, Paestum was also a centre of religious worship, where resins burned on temple altars scenting the air from afar. The rarest essences, the most precious spices were brought in from distant lands: incense, benzoin, myrrh and opoponax. Cinnamon, pepper and coriander. Osmanthus and papyrus.
Luckyscent has launched Untitled no. 2, a "completely unexpected twist on a tropical getaway". The fragrance was created by Tristan Brando of Monyette Paris, and includes notes of black coconut milk, green coconut, Tahitian vanilla, Madagascar vanilla, heliotrope, light driftwood musk and Sicilian tangelo zest.