The inspiration: the secret 1916 love affair between Vittoria Colonna, Princess di Teano, and futurist artist Umberto Boccioni. The backdrop: the Isolino di San Giovanni on Lake Maggiore.
Nearly a century later, when the time arrived for Eau d’Italie to create its first feminine floral fragrance, there was no doubt: it had to be a real Italian floral with the qualities of a classic, but with an innovative contemporary twist: an avant-garde romantic floral...
This was the inspiration for “Au Lac” (“By the lake”): a fragrance that tells of a passionate love affair in a gorgeous Italian garden in the middle of summer, the air filled with the scent of flowers and surrounded by the peaceful waters of a lake.
To create these exquisitely beautiful notes Eau d’Italie has worked with legendary nose Alberto Morillas, to deliver a magnificent fragrance capable of blending the deep beauty of a truly feminine floral into the vibrant, dynamic frame of a Futurist painting.
The notes include water lily, bitter orange leaves, fig leaves, osmanthus, rose, jasmine, cedar, papyrus and amber.
Eau d'Italie Au Lac is available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette, and can be found now at First in Fragrance in Germany. (via first-in-fragrance)
Update: see a review of Eau d'Italie Au Lac.