Mandorlo by Via dei Mille, Sicily
100ml Eau de Parfum
Olfactive Family – Soft Oriental
Perfume Author – Stephano Alderucci
Try to close your eyes and imagine an infinite land of white almond trees in bloom: just a light wind… and an endless rain of petals whitens the earth up to the horizon. Mandorlo is an ode to spring. A luminous scent with predominant sweet notes of an almond just barely spicy, becoming creamy, radiant, velvety over time. Elegantly enriched of ylang ylang, lily of the valley, iris and musk, Mandorlo is a scent that exalts the sweetness and delicacy of the almond to the extreme of refinement.
Head Notes – Almond, Bergamot
Heart Notes – Lily of the Valley, Ylang ylang
Base Notes – Patchouli, White Musk
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.