“The Vittoriale degli Italiani is one of the most evocative places in the world, almost a city within a city, a verdant and scenic space on Lake Garda, created by the genius of the great writer Gabriele D’Annunzio . It is made up of many spaces: the park, the amphitheatre and many rooms inside the huge villa where relics, mementos, memorabilia and traces of his ‘extravagant’ lifestyle are kept. The poet-soldier’s goal was to make the place a kind of memorial to his ‘inimitable life.’ The fragrance narrates these spaces where everything is unusual and mystical: in particular, our attention is drawn to the Music Room, where every detail is imbued with an unsettling sensuality. From the very first moment, the fragrance immerses us in a surreal atmosphere, generated by a special play of contrasts, where Cardamom Seeds and the decisive scent of Italian Leather intertwine and chase each other with the decisive essence of Peat and Tobacco, like the rush of vertigo that quickly becomes mysterious and exotic, thanks to the Jasmine Flowers and Garda Violet, narrating the precious drapes of blood red and black silk that adorn the walls of the room.”
Vittoriale 2022 is a leather and woody composition, in which we find: leather, labdanum, tobacco, cardamom, jasmine, Cambodian oud, ambergris, oakmoss, singapore patchouli, violet leaves and musk. The opening of the fragrance belongs to an intense mixture of leather and labdanum. There is also a touch of tobacco in the background. The scent is warm, leathery and animalic. This strong and bold opening is only an introduction, because notes of oud and violet leaves and a combination of patchouli and musk are waiting around the corner. The fragrance does not lose its strong character. The composition is really different than all the works of Paolo and Tiziana Terenzi that I had the opportunity to test. This is one of the best niche fragrances with a leather-animal character.
The parameters of the fragrance are sensational. The composition lasts up to 15 hours (all day) and its projection is at the highest level. Vittoriale 2022 is a bold, niche and top-quality composition that will be loved by all fans of especially niche fragrances. For me personally, this is one of the best discoveries of the year.