„Knowst thou the land where the lemon trees bloom, Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket‘s gloom, Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose? Know‘st thou it, then? ‚Tis there! ‚tis there,O my belov‘d one, I with thee would go!”
(„Wilhelm Meister‘s Apprenticeship, Bk. III, Ch. 1” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
CITRUS AFFAIR is inspired by the poem “Mignon” from Goethe’s novel Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship. Mignon is a young Italian girl who is central to the story. She arrives with a group of jugglers and plays a significant role in Wilhelm’s life. The captivating verses from the passages where Mignon reminisces about Italy still inspire many different artists and perfumers today.
A dazzling opening combines vibrant fresh ginger with bright lemon and joyful notes of grapefruit.
The heart is reminiscent of these very delicate citrus and tangerine flowers, mingling with hints of jasmine and rose.
The base note celebrates the gardens of the Amalfi Coast with an elegant sensuous trail of transparent musky notes, harmonies of blond sandalwood and a touch of warm amber infusions.
CITRUS AFFAIR spirit is a dazzling fragrance, opening on a vibrant fresh ginger note together with bright lemon and joyful mandarin notes. The heart is a reminiscence of the very delicate citrus flowers. The bottom notes of musks, sandalwood and ambroxan give an elegant sensuous sillage as are the Amalfi coast gardens. My inspiration for this fragrance was a road trip through the Amalfi coast I did last spring. The souvenir of the bright and vibrant lemons from Sorrento, the mandarins, oranges flowers through all the cities along the Amalfi coast and the extraordinary villa Cimbrone’s garden. A bit like Goethe probably experienced during his trip from Napoli to Sicily at his time.
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