Rosa Nobile is the newest fragrance to be added to the house’s ‘Le Nobili’ range: a collection of women’s fragrances inspired, say Acqua di Parma, by the flowers which grow in Italian gardens, the previous fragrances being Iris Nobile, Magnolia Nobile and Gelsomino Nobile. Rosa Nobile has been created by François Demachy and contains rose absolute from a particular variety of centifolia rose that only grows in Italy, chosen for its precious wood and honey accents.
Stephane Euzen, General Manager of Acqua di Parma UK, was on hand to take us through the notes, and he explained that their aim had been to create a light, fresh rose scent.
Rosa Nobile opens with citrus notes of bergamot and mandarin (the individual oils for these were mouth-wateringly good), enhanced by pepper notes. The Italian rose is at the heart of the fragrance, supported by a pretty floral accord of violet, peony and lily of the valley, whilst the base features Virginia cedarwood and an ambergris and musk accord.
Rosa Nobile will be available in Selfridges from next week, followed by a general UK release in September. The line also features a Velvety Body Cream which brings out the green facet of the rose, and contains rice proteins, beeswax, and Vitamin E combined with rose extract.
Stephane tells us that they have high hopes for the fragrance in the UK, as pink perfumes have proved to be very popular here.