PERRIS MONTE CARLO Bergamotto di Calabria EDP 100ml
After travelling the world hunting for raw materials, the inspiration for this years newest collection takes place in the enamouring country of Italy.
The assortment of three will highlight the array of citrus fruits found in Capua – the top creator of citrus essential oils since 1880. Gian Luca Perris the creative Director for Perris Monte Carlo was enthused with their mingling of innovative and traditional extraction methods.
The triad collection will pay tribute and highlight the citrus fruit family found in Italy – by capturing the warmth of the sun rays and natural attributes of the heart, while accentuating the natural characteristics of the citrus with hints of cedar, mandarin and bergamot.
Capua based in Southern Italy combines tradition and the new ‘new’ of extraction that eliminates furocumarins (photo sensitive molecules that have compromised the use of these essential oils) and phthalates (arising from harvesting tools) with added frozen temperatures ( -20C) and through molecular evaporators to ensure the integrity and purity of the essential oil.
BERGAMOTTO DI CALABRIA
Found and grown exclusively Calabria, Southern Italy along the Ionian Coast. Bergamot has an ancient history in the world of perfumery. Bergamot is a well known component highly used in perfumes but never spotlighted because of its volatility.
The bergamot is a hydrid between a bitter orange and a lemon. There are three types of bergamot: castagnaro, fantastic and femminiello.
The Bergamotto Di Calabria contains the precious essential oil called the ‘Bergamot sponge’. The extraction is still done manually. First the fruit is sliced in half and the pulp is manually removed with a special incurved knife. Then the rind is compressed on a natural sponge in a circular motion to collect the essence. The essence accumulated is the most delicate and complex and resembles a fruity and floral note of jasmine.
A return to the origins and to the traditional techniques to seize the best raw materials and enriching them with a drop of modernity, a composition that encloses the freshness of bergamot making it, after a long working process, persistent and energetic.
Top notes: bergamot spugna from Capua, petitgrain from Paraguay, Timur pepper, pink pepper
Heart notes: orange flower water from Capua, Moroccan neroli, orange blossom absolute, jasmin absolute
Base notes: iris, sandalwood, vetiver from Haiti, musk
Olfactory group: citrus-aromatic (citrus-fougère)
Nose: Luca Maffei, Gian Luca Perris
Creation date: 2018