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Profumi del Forte once again honor Italy's tradition and culture with its new collection of fragrances Colonia del Forte. The collection of three colognes is inspired by the personalities that have revolutionized Tuscany, Italy and the world. Those personalities are Dante Alighieri, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Leonardo da Vinci. The fragrances are named after their birth dates. “Colonia del Forte are fresh eaux de toilette that cradle freedom of thought and creativity, caress body and mind; fragrances inspired by brilliant people to bring us just a little closer to the remarkable advances brought about by these superlative intellects whose work marked real turning points in Italian cultural evolution.”
1265 is a flowery and mossy fragrance. It opens with bergamot, lemon, petit grain and orange, with rose, lavender, heliotrope and neroli in the middle, and musk, rosemary and thyme in the dry down.
1452 is a citrusy-aromatic scent that begins with notes of orange, tangerine, greens and aldehydes. The heart features floral tones and petit grain, based on herbs and cream.
1475 is a marine-woody composition. Lemon and green leaves are in the top, followed by the heart of ginger and sea salt, and vanilla and moss base.
The colognes are available in bottles of 120 ml. “The container for the perfume could not be other than a new, innovative bottle, specially created by Tuscan designers and craftsmen: a large bottle, 120 ml, so that the revolution can last over time, and is clearly inspired by the Tuscan towers, the crenellations, which have accompanied Profumi del Forte along their path of excellence right from the very beginning ... The stopper, carved in Italian wood, is deliberately shaped like a pommel, and emphasizes the bold and sporting spirit of the collection.”
Thanks for the info.
Other stuff to smell when back in Italy.
Yet, the brief is disappointing, if the smell corresponds to the description. We're talking about 3 huge, complex personalities, and the description comes off as bland and sedate. Dante a light flowery? Leonardo a creamy citrusy? Michelangelo an aquatic with vanilla? They should have taken the train to Firenze (1hr and 30 minutes, direct) to get some inspiration.
Especially shameful for Michelangelo, who after all is supposed to have gotten the marble for his masterpieces from the nearby caves (Forte dei marmi = fort of the marbles, as in marble quarries). And it's possible that Dante might have put this perfume in hell with his "ignavi", ie those who lived passively, without doing anything, good or bad.
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Did you try Colonia Toscano or Veitver Moderno? I'd like to check those out when they get here.
I was hoping it would more like a Vetiver Grigio by Tom Ford. Thanks, I'll check them if I get a chance.
Good to know that the Torre line is somewhat cheaper. Perhaps not enough russian oligarchs shop there.
Thank you for the info I love this house.
Last edited by OPomone; 25th April 2014 at 09:52 PM.