XerJoff - Casamorati 1888 -La Tosca
Reflecting the musical development of the opera, the “ouverture” is composed by lively Mediterranean citrus notes, while the heart unfolds with a passionate, typically Italian flower bouquet: an intoxicating mixture of rose and eucalyptus that holds the scene and grabs the spotlight. The final act, revels in its successful combination of musk, amber and vanilla, our tribute to a truly dramatic opera, in which heroism is combined with love and passion. With its subtle and finely tuned blend of elements La Tosca reasserts, with effortless charisma, the essential features of Casamorati perfumes: a brand that keeps alive the old Italian tradition of conceiving and realising perfumes through its collections of essences whose intense and refined notes enfold our present time with the grace and elegance of times gone by.
Top Note: Lemon, Tangerine
Heart Note: Bulgarian Rose, Eucalyptus, Violet Leaves
Base Note: Patchouly, Musk, Ambergris, Vanilla
XERJOFF CASAMORATI 1888
XERJOFF introduces a collection of fragrances inspired by the ancient art of Italian perfumery; CASAMORATI Vintage Collection. The brand recreates the history of this glorious house of fragrances founded in Italy between the 18th and the 19th centuries, with the intention of safeguarding the historical and artistic heritage of the glamorous Art Nouveau era.
La “Fabbrica di Profumi C.Casamorati” established in Bologna around 1888 was specialized in many fine fragrances and various sophisticated bath soaps. During the production years CASAMORATI has received numerous awards and precious awards from major national and international exhibitions.
But the most unusual and most prestigious award for Mr. Casamorati was an award received personally from the Italian Queen Margherita of Savoy. During a visit to one of the Italian exhibitions, Her Majesty wished to thank the perfumer for the excellent quality of toilet soap, which she was using every morning. Not having at hand a suitable coin, the Empress took off her gold brooch and gave her perfumer in gratitude and deep respect.
Beneath the portico of the Roman church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin (Santa Maria in Cosmedin) is located an ancient mask of marble, known as the Bocca della Verita (Mouth of Truth). The legend says, that the Mouth of Truth in the Middle Ages played a role of a lie detector. According to a legend, a man putting his hand into her hole, can not take it out, if will lie under an oath. Following the tradition of niche perfumery, particularly attentive to philosophical explanations, XerJoff used the Roman legend of the collection Casamorati 1888. According to its concept, the collection of fragrances should be worn in the most positive and wonderful moments of life. Graphically depicted Mouth of Truth on the Casamorati bottles calls us to do so.
“Fine fragrance is never just about the smell. Done well, it is a marriage of substance and the sublime, perfectly executed by fragrance house Xerjoff with their philosophy that you cannot separate perfume from art.”