I traveled to Italy about a month ago, and along with the fantastic food, wine and art, what really captivated me was the love of all things luxurious. So when I heard there was a fragrance called Eau d'Italie, I just had to see what it was all about. As it turns out, Eau d'Italie is a unisex fragrance that was launched in 2004 by perfumers Bertrand Duchafour, Marina Sersale and Sebastian Alvarez Murena.
It was inspired by the cliffs along the Amalfi Coast and the smell of the abundant flowers, sea, lemon trees and mountain air. In fact, the fragrance is so cultural that its sale has been limited to the five-star Positano hotel Le Sienuse and a few London boutiques.
Eau d'Italie is made from a mixture of black currant buds, bergamot, incense, tuberose, citrus fruits, magnolia, cedar, musk and honey. It’s a fresh and seductive scent that I prefer more for the summer months.
You can purchase it online in a 3.4 oz eau de toilette for $110 as well as in a 4.2 oz Shower gel for $40 — or, if you’re really intrigued, make it an excuse to visit the Amalfi Coast for one amazing souvenir.