Italy is something of a microcosm when it comes to fragrances, having several in house factories producing some very high quality perfumes - many of which are virtually unknown to the rest of the world.
This is due to the fact that there are several brands, (known only inside italy) - mainly family industries, craftsmen of leather goods, jewellers, fashion designers, pipemakers etc., who at one time or another ventured into producing and selling their own perfume to represent their brand. Sadly, many of these smaller brands have now gone, but their perfumes live on.
I used the word "sconosciuto", which I believe translates to unknown/strange/unfamiliar, because I am hoping that this thread will generate discussion of these lesser known brands rather than the likes of Gucci, Versace, etc.
I am really hoping for some help from our italian basenotes members regarding these houses/fragrances. Many collectors are familiar with the older long gone classics from Missoni, Cerruti and Gianfranco Ferre, but I'm thinking more along the lines of these......
COPAINS (dispite the french name these fragrances are created and produced in italy)
.......these are just a few. The list is endless.
Italy has produced some real "in house" gems that deserve more recognition. Probably around 40% of my all time favourite discontinued's come from these/similar houses.
I will be posting later on with descriptions and photographs.
Edited by david - 9/29/13 at 1:05pm