Ancient perfumes revived to celebrate royal engagement

by Sandra Rose, 20th July, 2009

As a gift, to celebrate his engagement, Prince Nicolò Boncompagni Ludovisi has commissioned an exquisite perfume, first crafted four hundred years ago by his ancestor, the then Prince of Piombino, for his Princess.

The perfumes’ formulas, locked in the family archives since the 1600’s, were reorchestrated by perfumer, Lorenzo Dante Ferro. He followed the ancient formula, using over two hundred ingredients, to produce L’Aurora, named after Guercino’s masterpiece

A male fragrance, used by the first Prince of Piombino, was also unearthed from the archives and recreated. It is named Giove Nettuno Plutone, after the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio.

Prince Nicolò has agreed that these unique perfumes should not be kept an within the family. So, as the wedding approaches, a limited number will be available exclusively from the www.PrinceNBL.com website.

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    • Dutchy | 21st July 2009 00:24

      hmmm

      curious whether this sales pitch is backed by a decent perfume. Especially seeing that the nose seems to be lacking in any sort of reputation on basenotes whilst the site claims that he is one of the few, if not only master perfumers in the world. Ordered a sample.

    • Brielle87 | 21st July 2009 00:37

      Interesting. I would not mind trying it.

    • Dr_Rudi | 21st July 2009 00:38

      "Prince Nicoḷ has agreed that these unique perfumes should not be kept an within the family. So, as the wedding approaches, a limited number will be available exclusively from the www.PrinceNBL.com website"

      I love it when they make it sound like they're doing us a favour. Really.

      Now, where's my Vanity Fair guide to the minor European royals ?....

    • Heartwood | 7th August 2009 07:41

      Whoa, the princess is [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Jenrette]Rita "I had sex on the Capitol steps" Jenrette[/url]! I haven't heard her name in long while. Based on pictures in a [url=http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2009/06/a_polyphonic_interview_with_pr.html]recent interview at The Scented Salamander[/url], it looks like Rita still enjoys flashing some skin, or at least a lot of leg.