The Master Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, inspired by his love for Italy, has created a collection of Parfum Cologne, that are portraits of Italian happiness. Mandarino, Limone, Bergamotto, Arancia Rossa and Pompelmo are the fragrances of the collection “Viaggio in Italia”, a journey to Italy, fragrances that are like sunshine in winter.
«Pompelmo has taken my olfactory journey inspired to Italian Citruses to the end. Born in Asia, where considered a sacred fruit to be offered to Gods, Grapefruit, as most citrus fruits, first appeared in Spain, in Seville, around the XII-XIII century during the Arab domination. Probably, one of the greatest citruses, I particularly appreciate Grapefruit for its bitter flavour. Unlike sweet scents which I find to be obvious and uninspiring, bitter represents, in my opinion, one of the brightest scents. This may be the result of my Italian background, where several beverages celebrate bitterness. To make Pompelmo a unique and different fragrance, I have worked on both the lively and sour freshness of Grapefruit, while stressing its bitter scent.» Jean-Claude Ellena
Notes: Italian Grapefruit, Pink Pepper, Lentisk, Patchouli, Vetiver