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LA DIVINA COMMEDIA

A tale of Vice and Virtue, of Heaven and Hell, of Lust and Ecstasy.

Inspired by La Divina Commedia, by Dante Alighieri.

A tale of Vice and Virtue, of Heaven and Hell, of Lust and Ecstasy. Inspired by La Divina Commedia, by Dante Alighieri.

1472

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La Divina Commedia

solar amber ; fem & masc
Top notes: Artemisia, Ylang-Ylang, Solar Accord
Heart notes: Jasmine, Cinnamon, Frankincense
Base notes: Amber, Rum Absolute, Benzoin

Main notes: Solar, Jasmine, Frankincense

A solar bouquet of Ylang-Ylang pierces a cloud of white Artemisia. Together, they cast their light upon a sacred pillar of Cinnamon and Frankincense, yet there comes from the eves of Eden the psychedelic scent of Jasmine blossoms. Lights and shadows dance with gourmand winds, forbidden fruits ripen on the grass, the liquourous bite of Rum Absolute clings to lovers’ lips, bronze and ebony skins are licked by the warmth of the hearth and exude a scent of bodily balsams, of Amber and Benzoin. There lies strong in the air the smell of a love encompassing all of human loves. There is but one step… from Heaven to Hell.

EAU DE PARFUM

NATURAL SPRAY 79% VOL

INGREDIENTS: ALCOHOL DENAT., PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), AQUA (WATER), LINALOOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, GERANIOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, FARNESOL, COUMARIN, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, CINNAMAL, CITRAL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, EUGENOL.

parallax

The Commedia unfolds under a heavenly veil of Ylang and Artemisia swept over by the psychedelic warmth of Jasmine and Incense. Forbidden fruits, plump lips drenched in liquourous Rum, skins of Amber and ebony : fine is the line from Heaven to Hell…

Of life after life.

This date, the earliest in the Histoires de Parfums collection, is that of the first edition of one of the most beautiful and influential works of mediaeval poetry: la Divina Commedia. Written by Dante Alighieri, this work, divided into three books -Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso- is a long metaphor on Good and Evil, on sin and virtue, faith and faithlessness – more than anything, it is an exploration if not an introspection on the reality of salvation. 

Taking a spin on Dante’s masterpiece, 1472 imagines, not an ascent to Heaven, but a slow and luscious descent to Hell – to discover that Hell is the place where gluttony and lust come together in their sultriest form.

Opening on a blindingly white accord of Artemisia, Rosemary and a playful solar accord reminiscent of golden sunrays, it takes you through Purgatory, arched over a magnificent Jasmine Sambac Absolute, of utmost purity. The sweetness of Cinnamon then flares up and introduces a base of devilishly treacly Rum Absolute, its molassey and woody scent melding with the carnal purr of an Ambergris base. 

Vividly clear, delightfully androgynous, at once sweet and woody, floral and spicy, 1472 is a veritable journey that will take you to olfactory depths and heights in the tradition of our creations. 

It is the scent of fleeing seconds and unquenched desires that morph into a wild, exhilarating passion; the scent of love teetering on the brink of addiction, of elegance on the brink of vanity, it is also the scent of those terrestrial sparks of joy that, for the span of a second, give a glimpse of what Eternity, whether good or evil, feels like…

Opening on a blindingly white accord of Artemisia, Rosemary and a playful solar accord reminiscent of golden sunrays, it takes you through Purgatory, arched over a magnificent Jasmine Sambac Absolute, of utmost purity. The sweetness of Cinnamon then flares up and introduces a base of devilishly treacly Rum Absolute, its molassey and woody scent melding with the carnal purr of an Ambergris base. 

Vividly clear, delightfully androgynous, at once sweet and woody, floral and spicy, 1472 is a veritable journey that will take you to olfactory depths and heights in the tradition of our creations. 

It is the scent of fleeing seconds and unquenched desires that morph into a wild, exhilarating passion; the scent of love teetering on the brink of addiction, of elegance on the brink of vanity, it is also the scent of those terrestrial sparks of joy that, for the span of a second, give a glimpse of what Eternity, whether good or evil, feels like…