Dolce Kaos by Via dei Mille
100ml Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Aromatic Citrus
Perfume Author – Stephano Alderucci
Dolce Kaos represents two different worlds in a physical, olfactory exchange; two opposite worlds that converge in a place called Kaos. The idea of ‘sweet chaos’ stems from a short circuit of thoughts that brings together a phrase by the Sicilian writer Luigi Pirandello, a famous film by the Taviani brothers and a real but mythical place in Sicily called Kaos.
Dolce Kaos evokes a Sicilian landscape of land and sea, a countryside blazed and cracked by the August sun, an intense light where all is yellow and rust, a place of stillness where time is marked by the rasp of invisible cicadas. The air is heavy with wild herbs, dry straw and arid hay; the scent of thyme, and of carobs blackened by the burning sun. But the sea talks to the dry land and the cracked earth is soothed by a soft, salty breeze. There’s a dream of blue light, of drying seaweed on black lava rocks. A mirage under the summer sun, a fusion of land and sea, the intoxication of Dolce Kaos.
Head Notes – Sicilian bergamot, Mandarin orange
Heart Notes – Fig, Labdanum, Geranium, Cypress
Base Notes – Patchouli, Amber
In the 1950s, in the town of Noto, in Sicily, Salvatore Scorsonelli begins the production of flower essences and especially of zagara, the very delicate and inebriating blossom of the bitter orange tree.In 2011, Stefano, one of Salvatore’s grandsons, retraces the steps of his grandfather to try to understand why that activity, so rich in memories and anecdotes, often remembered during the large family gatherings, was interrupted, and to understand if it was somehow possible to revive it.
“As children we often used to play in the garden of our grandparents. With my brothers we penetrated into that mysterious place that were the ruins of the distillery. The roof was falling down, the alembics, the glass bottles, the reservoirs were covered with dust, but the walls were still saturated with the intense perfume of the essences, a perfume that I have never forgotten.”
And so begins a journey in the world of fragrances, a journey that, from the distillery abandoned of Via dei Mille, will bring Stefano from Noto, from the far end of Sicily, to Grasse, Paris, Florence and then back again to Sicily in search of the best manufacturers, the best Sicilian ingredients, driven by a unique idea: to bring those fragrances back to life.