Italian niche line Laboratorio Olfattivo has launched the Masters' Collection, featuring four new fragrances. Baliflora, Tuberosis are from perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena; Tantrico and Vetyverso are from perfumer Lucien Ferrero.
Baliflora (shown) ~ «There are places whose scents are stored in memory much longer than landscapes. When the red spider lily, the white lily ginger and the frangipane bloom, encircling the streets, and the lotus opens onto the smallest mirrors of water, the landscapes become fragrance in turn. Among the flowers of Bali, the inhabitants have made the Frangipane, the emblem of their island to offer to the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Centered to ceremonies, dances, offerings where smells and colors mix until they become one, it seemed to me then that the scent of those flowers told the beauty and diversity of the island.» Additional notes include mandarin, orange blossom, geranium, lotus, jasmine and musk.
Tuberosis ~ «On a pleasant autumn evening, in the golden light, the cold suddenly swept over me. Winter would be upon us at dawn. Opening the front door, I turned to look one last time at the last stem of the tuberose flowers, a gift from a summer that had survived, thinking that in the morning I would go and pick it up to get drunk for a few days more on its smell. Since then, at a time when artificial lights respond to the night, the tuberose spreads with its soft voice a scent of jasmine, plum and spices. It is a whisper, like a breeze, that will not tire. And every night, around midnight, his voice goes out, so we can wait for the same moment the next day. His smell is like his life, programmed. There is something in this flower of the figure of Shéhérazade that every night tells a story of escaping death. He did it so well that his story, still alive, has become a perfume.» Additional notes include carnation, coriander and mosses.
Tantrico ~ «What is more noble for a perfumer than Sandal attar? Without doubt it is the most precious essential oil in the history of perfumery, with a refined elegance, an unparalleled sensuality and an intimacy that I invite you to try.» Additional notes include juniper, lime, sage, grapefruit, cypress, Timor pepper, white musks, fir balsam and Atlas cedar.
Vetyverso ~ «From every trip, I have always brought back an olfactory memory of the places visited. From a trip to the Antilles, I can recall the memory of their olfactory power: on the slopes of the volcanoes grow the roots of Vetiver, with its virile and woody notes. Here the mornings shine with the freshness of citrus fruits and, little by little, the air vibrates with noble and precious spicy scents. It was from these first memories that I built Vetyverso: a fragrance with a decisive and intriguing trail». Additional notes include carnation, nutmeg, bitter orange, black pepper, pink pepper, grapefruit, cedar, clary sage, sandalwood and white musks.
Laboratorio Olfattivo Baliflora, Tuberosis, Tantrico and Vetyverso are available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum.