Known as La Repubblica Serenissima, "the Most Serene Republic", Venice was the Merchant Queen of the oceans and gateway to the East for nearly ten centuries. Born out of the seas and magically built on stilts, its intricate maze of waterways dividing exquisite palazzi in constant competition to display their riches, Venice thrived under the rightful government of its elected leader: the "Doge", a prince among peers.
A universe of glorious luxury, of delicate mosaics, exotic enamels and luscious brocades, permeated throughout by the scent of ever-present spices lingering in the air, while the golden hull of the Bucintoro, the Doge's ceremonial ship, glided along the Grand Canal.
The fragrance notes include sweet orange, bergamot, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, fennel, black pepper, myrrh, frankincense, clove, cedar, saffron, vetiver, vanilla and benzoin.
Eau d'Italie Baume du Doge is available in 100 ml, concentration unknown but probably Eau de Toilette. It can be found now at First in Fragrance in Germany. Update: see a review of Eau d'Italie Baume du Doge.
Other recent launches from Eau d'Italie: Magnolia Romana.