Italian niche line Nobile 1942 has launched Rudis, a new fragrance.
Rudis is the first part of a paradigm shift in the history of Nobile 1942 - a new direction, towards strong, intense and opulent scents - created by the Newcomer of the Year: Antonio Alessandria. The first fragrance of this collection is dedicated to a special characteristic: strength.
"Rudis" was the wooden sword that was used in ancient Rome of gladiators during their training. It was designed in wood and for training purposes and should not cause any injuries. However, "Rudis" was also the symbol of freedom and courage. The sword was a gift that a gladiator got, when he got rid of his status as a slave - as a reward for the bravery he had shown during the battles. "Rudis" is the beginning of "Gladiator career", as well as for the ultimate goal: freedom.
The notes include wine accord, dry fruits, rose, geranium, cedar, leather, patchouli, vetiver and incense.
Nobile 1942 Rudis can be found now at Jovoy Paris in France or Essenze Nobile in Germany, €195 for 75 ml Eau de Parfum.
(quote via essenza-nobile.de)