Eau d'Italie

Eau d’Italie is an Italian niche perfume brand created by Marina Sersale and Sebastian Alvarez Murena.  The Sersale family opened a luxury hotel in Positano in 1951 at the end of World War II.  It was their 18th century palazzo, Le Sirenuse.  As they passed 50 years in business they launched their first fragrance, Eau d’Italie, in celebration, and a perfume brand was born.

Eau d’Italie captured the smells of Positano – sea breezes, citrus groves, warm terracotta with notes of bergamot, black currant, clover, clay, magnolia, tuberose, amber, patchouli, incense and musk.  It captured an “Allure” magazine Best of Beauty award in 2007.

Eau d’Italie Paestum Rose was based on the ancient city of Paestum, which is where Italian perfumery was born.  This is rose dipped in a bed of incense with notes of pepper, coriander, osmanthus, myrrh, Davana, Opoponax, Papyrus, Wenge and Turkish rose.

Baume du Doge is inspired by the city of Venice, where spices and other goods moved through on the trade routes.  Warmed spices and incense – orange, cinnamon, cardamom, frankincense, saffron, myrrh, vetiver, vanilla and benzoin.

Jardin du Poete is taken from the time when poets were the favored children of the God Apollo, and the gardens were alive with beautiful scents.  Notes of bitter orange, grapefruit, basil, angelica, pepper, cypress, vetiver and musk.  This was the Men’s Health Award Winner.

Eau d’Italie Sienne l’Hiver is inspired by the gorgeous, charming hill city of Siena with notes of geranium, violet, fern, iris, truffle, olibanum, hay, labdanum, gaiac wood.  I’ve spent some time in Siena, and this fragrance comes as close as anything can to capturing the magical spell and smells that envelope it.  This fragrance was a Men’s Health Grooming Awards winner for 2008, Favorite Fragrance.

This is an enchanting line, full of beautiful niche perfumes that will delight you and take you to Italy and all the amazing smells that country is famous for.