SCENTED SCENES

Parco Palladiano is for Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta invited some of the most refined noses of perfumery to create a line of perfumes. The result is evocative.

In an Italy of one’s dreams, the architecture of Palladian villas also includes the carefully arranged and put together parks. Bottega Veneta found its inspiration in the charm of an exquisite villa in the Veneto, a space completely suspended in time, for its latest collection of perfumes under the auspice of a magnificently vibrant environment.

The history of the House, with its ateliers and the charm of its Palladian villas, is anchored in landscapes where nature is lush and green in its elegance. The new collection, Parco Palladiano is for Bottega Veneta that materialisation of nature. The most exquisite notes of the gardens have been reinvented by a host of excellent perfumers. A dance of trees, herbs, and fruits for their fragrance.

Majestic, hundred-year-old trees with three keepers: the oak, the olive and the sweet chestnut. For X Olivo, Amandine Marie brought together a green note and a woody depth which takes you from the roots of the tree to the ends of the leaves. For XI Castagno, Alexis Dadier and Sophie Labbé used opposing notes of green and balsamic to recreate the horse chestnut, a safe haven. XII Quercia, a secular tree, a tranquil force interpreted by Quentin Bisch who magnified the little-known note of oak. 

Leaves and herbs have also been honoured in this collection, the freshness of green and the taste of chlorophyll. A good luck charm, the XIII Quadrifoglio (the four-leaf clover) by Aurélien Guichard bubbling with a citrusy freshness over aromatic herbs and basil notes before the strong base of incense.

XV Salvia Blue magnifies the scent of sage when nature awakens, a creamy sage oscillating between and freshness and warmth. Quentin Bisch imagined the changing from the break of dawn to the bright of the day with notes of sage, lavender and rose.

For fruits, there is a joyous and juicy explosion of a pomegranate with XIV Melagrana. Sidonie Lancesseur brought fruity notes of mandarin and black current with a cedar base. Signature of the house, the leather finish finds itself on the bottle where the emblematic braided motif has been drawn, engraved in the glass.

 

Chitman Kanwar Ahuja

Chitman Kanwar Ahuja is a feature writer at L'Officiel India. She is a silver jewellery hoarder and an aesthete of all arts. You can find her unraveling new stories day in and day out.