La Rivista - From the Blog
We explore the lens behind a creative life and get to know the distillers, perfumers, and creators that are part of The Profumeria famiglia. An abandoned flower distillery in the baroque town of Noto, Sicily, sets the scene of retracing his grandfather’s steps. Stefano Alderuccio, grandson of Salvatore Scorsonelli, and now founder of Via Dei Mille.Ortygia is a small south-eastern island at the end of Siracusa and is home to three sides of the sea. You can almost smell Africa from the edges, where the breeze caresses your face and the sunshine is good for the soul. This beautiful corner of the world was once home to lush gardens, rows of citrus orchards, and atmospheric festivities. We can just smell the aromatic blood oranges growing in the groves among lemon trees, near Europe’s highest active volcano, Mt Etna. It is without wonder that Ortigia Sicilia has perfectly captured the essence of Siracusa in its soaps, candles, and scents to the point of almost retrofitting back in time.
The art of gifting fragrance. It is, of course, one of our favourite topics. We love the opportunity to guide our clients in selecting fragrances, whether it be for themselves or someone special. Some might even say it is our forte. One thing we are finding more often is that people are opting to be just that little bit more adventurous when it comes to picking the perfect perfume.