Valmont has just launched Zafferano I, the seventh opus in the Swiss company’s Storie Veneziane collection. Zafferano I is an ambery-spicy scent with oud, composed by French perfumer Cécile Zarokian. A tribute to Venice’s San Polo Marketplace, the start of the spice trade where East meets West, Zafferano I reinterprets the opulence, generosity, and authenticity unique to the Moorish rites of sharing and camaraderie. The first merchants to arrive in Venice from the East, the Moors made the enveloping and joyful custom of a tea ceremony the centerpiece of the San Polo Marketplace.
Primary stage of the spice trade of which Venice once held a monopoly, the San Polo marketplace is the embodiment of the city’s oriental facets. An explosion of colours, an abundance of merchandise, a place where cultures converge and human warmth reigns, the spirit of goodwill sealed by the traditional tea ceremony.
This spicy floral extract is an illustration of this wealth of textures, scents, and sweet honey flavours. Its generous wake is an immediate invitation to visit lands afar and celebrate the authenticity of moments shared. Comprised of a warm spicy surge of saffron, the elegant bigaradier flower that marks the composition’s floral heart and oud essence, the noble signature of oriental scents, Zafferano I is a shared scent for both men and women that exudes a fiery spirit and joie de vivre!
Just like other scents in the Storie Veneziane collection, Zafferano I is characterized by a hand-blown Venetian mask that adorns the front of the flacon. Zafferano’s opulent golden flacon design of deep sienna Murano glass and dark caramel leather cap accentuate the rich variety of sumptuous materials overlapping in multiple textures.
Valmont Zafferano I is available as100ml in Extrait de Parfum concentration at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Valmont.
In 2018, Sophie and Didier Guillon, founders of Swiss luxury cosmetics brand Valmont, launched Storie Veneziane (Venetian Stories), a collection of five perfumes inspired by Venice. They paid tribute to the Serenissima’s artistic flamboyance present throughout its various neighborhoods. Didier designed the perfumes, while Sophie oversaw the creation of five distinguished fragrances.
Today, Sophie and Didier are presenting the second chapter of their olfactory tale under the Storie Veneziane Collezione, now housed in an iconic Venetian palace, Palazzo Bonvicini, or as Didier prefers to call it, Palazzo Nobile. Sophie elaborated Collezione Privata, a collection of three new perfumes.
The collection of three Eau de Parfums are a tribute to a sophisticated, cosmopolitan woman, lively, candid and spontaneous, who shines ostentation. A lover of contrasting materials, she pursues her quest for harmony by juxtaposing warm and cool notes.
Valmont Collezione Privata Private Mind
Private Mind leads us into the secret garden of a woman whose inner balance is focused on spirituality and reflection. Her mysterious character and her unique magnetism fascinate any Casanova. The floral and leathery notes of this fragrance exalt the rose and the secrets of seduction it holds. In its initial attack, the fragrance celebrates the spicy warmth of saffron, magnifying the Damask rose in its heart. Amplified by notes of leather, the fragrant rose expresses singular opulence.
Valmont Collezione Privata Jazzy Twist
Jazzy Twist symbolizes a free and elusive woman. This floral gourmand scent presents a magnolia and tuberose chord. A lively lead-in of Madagascar black pepper warms up the senses while intensifying this rich yet graceful floral surge. To conclude, a whiff of chocolate mingled with an essence of patchouli, vanilla extract and Tonka beans confers an exhilarating gourmandise to the composition.
Valmont Collezione PrivataLady Code
Lady Code portrays cool seduction and French elegance. A sensual blend of hot and cold is based on essences of jasmine. The spell emerges with noble notes of delicately spicy pink berries. Immediately honed by the fruity sweetness of Arabian jasmine. Heightened by the candied almond scent chosen as a base note, this chypre gourmand reflects the spirit of French chic.
Valmont Palazzo NobileCasanova 2161
Palazzo Nobile, a collection of five Eau de Toilettes of ethereal delicacy, is an olfactive Venetian adventure, the second opus of Valmont’s fragrance collection Storie Veneziane. The leading figure is Casanova, one of the most famous lovers in history, who loved and desired many women. His magnetic charm comes out in a new men’s fragrance that is at once timeless, elegant and stylish, while bearing the palazzo’s sestiere number: Casanova 2161.
Vetiver makes an appearance in a lot of men’s fragrances because someone once decided that this resinous grass with a smoky punch is masculine. But it’s really for anyone who appreciates a subtly mossy scent with a sharper greenish bite than patchouli.
Casanova 2161 is an aromatic woody essence, a modern interpretation of the mythical vetiver. Spicy juniper berries amplify its freshness, while its fragrant heart beats with the elegance of precious iris, an imperial blossom chosen for its floral and woody accents.
For a lasting final impression, vetiver extract rounds out the woody and faintly smoky facets of this subtle Eau de Toilette. Casanova 2161 easily transports you to the stone patio of a grand cliffside Mediterranean hotel for drinks as the sun slowly sets.
The Palazzo Nobile collections also features the Eau de Toilettes Secret Bamboo, Sea Bliss, Satin Musk, Blooming Ballet and Bright Poppy
Valmont Collezione Privata & Palazzo Nobile are available at Valmont Institutes and selected stores worlldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Valmont.