Santa Eulalia - APRILIS Extrait de Parfum
Santa Eulalia presents ‘APRILIS’
Earthy , Floral , Fresh , Woody Top notes are bergamot, citruses and star anise
The name chosen for the perfume is both a tribute and a thank-you to the noble Catalan culture on which the brand’s heritage is respectfully forged: the April Roses that celebrate the beginning of spring, the blossoming of perfumes that recall the Mediterranean. The Rose is queen of flowers and lends its name to a poetic composition for the Holy Virgin “Mare de Déu de Montserrat”, patron saint of Catalonia; the rose that men give to their sweethearts on Saint George’s Day in honour of the legend according to which George, the knight, having slain the dragon, took the rose as a gift to his beloved princess and saved her from a dreadful fate. The people of Barcelona jealously maintain the custom of giving a rose to the person they love, or to friends, partners and family members on the occasion of the traditional Feast of Sant Jordi, which is celebrated on 23 April throughout Catalonia (and in many countries around the world), though it has a special significance and a colour all of its own in Barcelona and, particularly, in the Ramblas. The avenue that leads to the Port is filled with books and roses from the early hours of the morning, so that passersby can enjoy a splendid stroll and repeat the traditional custom of exchanging presents: while he gives her the famous flower, she reciprocates with a book, it being also the anniversary of the death of the great writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote”. The Feast of Saint George is pervaded with excitement and history, whose origins are nterwoven from the legend that brings together romanticism and culture.
Aprilis celebrates the roses of April, is an essence of universal and timeless charm, which for Santa Eulalia is also synonymous with an unconditional love for the city of Barcelona, where in the heart of the city, in the Parc de Cervantes (a homage once again to the author) there is one of the world’s most important rose gardens, four hectares planted with 245 international varieties of the flower, with a botanical competition that has been held for more than ten years.
A perfume unique of its kind, steeped in passion and history, has thus been created to celebrate the thousand varieties and olfactory subtleties of the flower of universal love
Middle notes are rose and iris
Base notes are moss and woody notes.