Etro launch Marquetry and Io Myself

29th September, 2015

Etro have launched Marquetry and Io Myself, both inspired by ancient perfumery.

Marquetry is described as a solar oriental fragrance and contains top notes of bergamot, lavender and peach; a heart of tobacco, tonka bean, galbanum and peru balsam; and amber, labdanum, musk and vanilla feature in the base notes.

The company say:

In the secret rooms of the realms of the Maharajah and the Renaissance ateliers, skilled and patient craftsmen have been passing down the meticulous technique of inlay works for centuries: marquetry, that is the art of mixing minuscule pieces of ivory and hard stone, fragments of mother of pearl, fragrant tapestries of ebony and rosewood, slivers of precious metals and thin layers of lacquer, which time after time combine to create incredible and extremely elaborate designs on tabourets, treasure chests and jewellery.

From this ancient decorative tradition, which can transform even the most mundane object into a work of art, and from whom the unmatched masters were the goldsmiths of the Gem Palace of Jaipur, Etro announces an exclusive perfume tradition, a luminous and multifaceted essence, in perfect harmony with the cosmopolitan spirit of the Maison. Feminine but much more, conceived by a woman who approaches life with a decisive attitude and with the unlimited curiosity of Amelia Earhart, Marquetry unleashes a solar spirit, suspended between the ground and the sky, skilfully blended with accents of colonial romanticism.



Io Myself
Io Myself is described as a masculine and distinctive woody bouquet, with a subtle unisex quality.

Io myself: an ironically reinforced pronoun, which captures the very essence of the Etro male: a hero of our time who, echoing our company motto: “faithful to love and beauty”, strives against self-absorption. A male of sensitive mind, aspiring to self-improvement, of Io myself, which displays the virtues of a deep and tender feminine side.



Both bottles are decorated with a luminous Paisley design, Io Myself in silver, and Marquetry in gold.

Both fragrances are available now as 100ml Eau de Parfum, and can be purchased from Harrods in the UK, Essenza Nobile in Germany and StrawberryNet online

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