Zefiro opens with the lavish giddiness of il dolce far niente, a long weekend of fine wine and rich fruits. Cardamom and cinnamon evoke both mouthwatering cuisine and the well-spiced bustle of Rome's never-ending crowds, while iris and carnation represent beauty in all forms, from the perpetual spring season to the fashionable beauties in every square and nightclub. But Rome is also a city of history, and as Zefiro dries down, a rich amber and smoky incense remind us that around every corner is another masterpiece-stuffed museum, extravagant palazzo, or Imperial stronghold. And yet, a sweet, pervasive honey holds the earlier notes in place as well- after all, Rome isn't a city that changes, but a city where ancient and modern take root together in a hypnotic whirl.
A native of Grasse, Mathieu Nardin grew up in a perfumers’ family and gravitated to the house of Robertet to fine tune his creativity and the sense of smell he began developing at a very young age. One of a new generation of perfumers combining traditional techniques and materials with the very latest innovations, Mathieu created Jacquardfor Etro, Iris de Champs for Houbigant and Blue for Kenneth Cole, his latest project has been working withthe British house of Miller Harris creating Tea Tonique and Rose Silence at first, then composing the incredible Vetiver Insolent.
Driven by a true passion for the artistry of Haute perfumery, Italian luxury perfume house Xerjoff was founded by perfumer Sergio Momo in 2003. Committed to using nothing but the finest and rarest materials in their perfume creation, Xerjoff deftly combines the traditional art of perfume craftsmanship with contemporary inspiration to dramatic effect. From the captivating Shooting Stars Collection and the traditional Casamorati line to the Harrods exclusive Emerald Star, the collections of beautifully bottled pure perfume oils and Eau de Parfums each offer the wearer a heady journey into the precious realm of fine perfume.