Masque Fragranze Milano- TERRALBA
In front of you, the sea. Behind, mediterranean shrubland. It is morn.
You are in such a transition area in which the smells of shrubs and the heath mingle intimately (and indistinguishably) with the saline odour of the sea.
You walk cautiously on the rocks of the small pathway leading to the beach, following – almost chasing – the sound of the waves, finding your way through the thick vegetation. It is a narrow and steep pathway.
You touch the branches of the bushes. A bent branch bleeds a dense and sticky resinous liquid, whose strong and bitter odour doesn’t want to leave your skin. And – in front of you – deep blue.The horizon expands and you abandon yourself to the sounds and the view of the
mighty ocean sea.
Green, Woody, Spicy
Headnote: Clary Sage, Lemon, Green Tangerine
Heartnote: Myrtle, Thyme, Curry Leaves, Everlasting Flower
Basenote: Lentisc, Juniper, Cypress, Cedar Wood
About the perfumer: DELPHINE THIERRY
parfumeuse in Grasse
While studying perfumery at ISIPCA, I completed my knowledge in raw materials and perfume creation with master perfumer Jacques Polge at Chanel. Once graduated with great honors, I entered IFF as a perfumer where I spent 6 years between New York, Paris and Mexico. After other 6 years at Mane, in 2007 I resolved to create my own company: “Inspiration Libre”, to rediscover the intimate and craft character of my job, between artist and “artisan” and to work hand in hand with my clients in a direct relationship with no intermediary.
When I first met with Alessandro and Riccardo, I was immediately seduced by their individualities and their artistic and inspiring fragrance project. It has really been a pleasure to embark on a creative journey with no compromise in terms of originality, refinement and quality.
Creating Terralba I was inspired by my trekking vacations in Corsica when, descending the rocky mountains, I could catch sight of the deep blue sea far away. Smells of shrubs, herbs and resins, typical scents of Mediterranean landscapes such as myrtle, juniper and lentisc; as well as the saline scent of the sea, the sand and the seaweeds. This weightlessness feeling is what I expressed in Terralba, a lighthearted fragrance in which I also decided to use a difficult while fascinating raw material, the curry-leaf absolute for its bitter herbaceous and resinous lasting note.
The idea of recreating the “smellscape” of Montecristo – leathery and rum notes, the used playing cards scent, the tobacco leaves and the fireplace – carried me away for a pure inspiring moment. As I so much love old stone houses, I endeavored to recreate the soul of the old stone villa which shelters this deep intimate moment in the fragrance, with mineral mossy wall notes, and animalic notes such as goldenstone – one of my favorite raw materials.