“Verona, 1937. The brightness of colognes and brilliantines Pietro Rubini provided to barbershops of the town is the first welcome getting into the small perfume shop downtown. «A face powder», says a lady, and suddenly the air is filled in fine powder and alluring smells. The heat of the scene costumes and lights exalts the dense smell of greasepaint he often gives as a gift to opera singers at the Arena to promote himself. The most daring smells though come at evening mixing smoke and mischievous talks to the perfumes and coquetries Pietro sells in the houses of pleasure after work. So I imagined these aromas layer and shine in the golden light of September that ripens Soave grapes to render a special man, his courage and passion for beauty as basic values now distilled in fundamental.”
- Ermano Picco, content designer
“The challenge was to encase and incorporate all the inputs, suggestions and expectations in a unique fragrance.
The foundations of the Rubini house are a balanced mix of contrasts and harmony. Such an ambitious and complex project would only be realized with the finest raw materials, mixing more traditional ingredients to innovative products from the perfume industry.
The harmonious result is due to a careful study of the formulation, designed to recreate a contemporary classic.”
- Cristiano Canali, nose
Fresh Calabrian bergamot, tangerine, sensual hesperidic flowers
Soave grapes, maquis notes, Florentine iris, beeswax
Cedarwood, sandalwood, vetiver Java, velvet accord, leather