Wan­der­ing on hidden path­ways

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There have been four cen­turies of per­fumes pro­duced by the old­est phar­macy in the world: the Of­fic­ina Pro­fumo-far­ma­ceu­tica di Santa Maria Novella, es­tab­lished by the Domeni­can fri­ars around 1221, con­tin­ues to fol­low “tra­di­tion and in­no­va­tion” with the goal of mar­ry­ing the lessons of the past with the needs of the present. And so is born Cala Rossa, a cologne ded­i­cated to the is­land of Capraia and its his­tory, in­tense and fas­ci­nat­ing like its muse. The tangy green head­notes of wild laven­der float over spicy notes of mint and eu­ca­lyp­tus, while he­lichry­sum, wild fen­nel and rock­rose form the heart of this per­fume that in­vokes the hidden foot­paths of the Mediter­ranean un­der­brush on rocky out­crops over­look­ing the sea. In­hal­ing its heady aro­mas, one is trans­ported to far hori­zons in the iri­des­cent lights of a pen­sive is­land. The over­all bou­quet is fresh, with spicy ma­rine notes that ren­der it par­tic­u­larly ap­pro­pri­ate for sum­mer—for both men and women, and all who love sports and na­ture. www.sm­novella.it

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