|Top notes:||black pepper, bergamot|
|Heart notes:||incense, labdanum, guaiac wood|
|Base notes:||vetiver, soil, musk|
Size: 100 ml
The real olfactory equivalent of the House’s signature style, Royal Collection of Fragrances by Luigi Borrelli symbolizes, after Fabio Borrelli, “universal moments in a man’s life which he fills with sense and emotions” that are reflected in precious, pointedly masculine fragrances COTTON, VICUNA WOOL, and CASHMERE. Perfumers’ expertise turned eponymous fabrics into aromatic symbols: COTTON incarnates a new beginning, VICUNA WOOL refers to a brilliant celebration, and CASHMERE brings out the idea of respect for power. Bergamot is the ingredient that marks the whole collection, being a reference for traditional Eaux de Cologne and creating bright and uniquely Italian character.
Considering the collection’s design the brand also follows “masculine” approach: heavy transparent glass bottles are crowned with oily-shining metal stoppers with sharp edges and brand logo engraved. The thick dark-blue outer package originally closes with string and button, copying the style of Luigi Borrelli’s tie packaging that is an accessory for real gentlemen. Strings are painted in different colors according to perfume.
Vicuna wool is one of the rarest high-quality wool types, therefore – one of the most expensive. In Inca Empire vicuna wool was used only for emperors’ and sacred idols’ vestments. The wool has often been sacrificed or presented in order to merit the favor of supreme forces or power brokers. Despite its fineness, this soft fabric is rather firm what makes it desirable for tailors who can give sophisticated forms to warm clothes with the help of vicuna wool.
VICUNA WOOL by Luigi Borrelli is a Chypre fragrance consecrated to vetiver – one of the most popular perfume ingredients used in modern masculine perfumery. Perfumers often say that vetiver brings to a composition not only elegant touch, but also intellect, and it’s addressed to those who prefer calm and noble woody smells. VICUNA WOOL offers to appreciate the traditional combination of vetiver and citrusy accord with Italian bergamot in its core. Black pepper underlined with tangy elemi resin brings harmony and certain opaqueness to the composition and merges later into classical Chypre accord of oakmoss, patchouli, and amber. Combined with a masculine note of bitter leather, this accord spotlights top and heart notes in order to deliver the tactile feeling of touching a fine sweater made of natural wool as if it’s been added the finest vetiver fiber. This is an ode to elegance and coziness incarnated in a rare and luxurious fabric; an homage to the stature and high station.