Delire de Voyage Notre Dame is dedicated and inspired by the terrible event of the fire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which took place on April 15, 2019. However, the exhortation is not to stop on that date, but to open up the true Essence to the world. In this new fragrance, Filippo Sorcinelli wanted to set three main moments: the triggering event, the water on the stones and the Essence that remains.
Notre-Dame Cathedral is undoubtedly one of the most known and visited sacred buildings in the world. Filippo had the privilege of being able to access places closed to tourism and to grasp unexpected images, smells and virtues. But what is the Essence of the Cathedral? We are immediately led to believe that it has only a strong smell of incense. But nothing is more incomplete! The smell of Notre-Dame is not incense. It is today that “moment of smoke” that affects history. It is also water that overflows from the stones, which flows down the sides of the organ. It is today the gash of the vaults that brings light from the naked sky. It is the smell of uninterrupted life, of the soul not affected, it is a golden cross that spurts. It is the Truth that advances.
Notre Dame features top notes of neroli, basil, coriander, ginger, iris, lemon, orange, bergamot, frankincense and galbanum; middle notes of lily of the valley, geranium and ambrette; and base notes of patchouli, vetiver, moss, woods, tonka bean, ambergris and sandalwood. It is an extrait de parfum.