“Non è per i picciotti”
“Palermo Don Corleone” was composed during a Sicilian summer holiday. The predilection that Sicilians have for the Vanilla note reveals a psychology very different from what we imagine about them.
I smelled so many Vanilla accords in the wake of Sicilians men and women that I felt challenged to compose a Vanilla theme perfume, which I never attempted before.
Their love for this aroma is of course in line with their passion for pastries, sweets and chocolates, but it also denotes a very strong sentimental attachment to the mother, the need to be comforted and of tenderness.
I imagined a fragrance that would represents the Sicilian people, a perfume in which everything is exaggerated, starting with an exaggeration of Vanilla. I wanted a fragrance that would be extra large also in sensuality, but having in it the hidden dark dangerous side of Sicily. To obtain this result I played Vanilla in an accord with Tuberose and Tobacco.
The result is a strong masculine perfume that paradoxically many women will like and easily wear, deeply sensual but at the same time serious. All the Sicilians to whom I showed it just love it, from this I know to have succeeded in celebrating their untamed spirit with this fragrance.
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