Italian niche line Santa Maria Novella has launched Ottone and Porcellana, two new fragrances to mark the house's upcoming 400th anniversary:
The selection of the names reflects the Officina’s return to countries where it was known in the 18th century. Ottone takes us to northern Europe, Germany and Russia, while Porcellana lead us to the Far East, birthplace of this elegant material and whose tradition the Medicis found extraordinarily fascinating.
Ottone is enveloping and decisive, Porcellana is delicate and romantic.
Ottone has notes of rose, bergamot, petitgrain, oregano, clove, cinnamon, pepper, sandalwood, cedar and incense.
Porcellana features jasmine, white flowers, star anise, cardamom, galbanum, iris and cedar.