Gelsomino by Via dei Mille, Sicily
100ml Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Floral
Perfume Author – Stephano Alderucci
Gelsomino celebrates the beauty and the olfactory richness of jasmine grandiflorium, one of the most emblematic flowers of the Mediterranean. The accord with the green notes of the violet leaf and the woody nuances given by iris, vetiver and sandalwood, sublimely enhance its sunny, radiant and ethereal facet. Piercing sky, endless swallows’ vortex, a bunch of jasmine flowers tightly in the hand… Evoking the sweet nights of the Sicilian summers, Gelsomino is an absolutely luminous, elegant and sensual perfume.
Head Notes – Mandarin, Violet Leaves
Heart Notes – Iris, Grandiflorum Jasmine
Base Notes – Vetiver, Mysore Sandalwood
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.