A fragrance that possesses great drama (as well as sillage), Romanza is a fresh and enlivening incarnation of scents associated with love: with as many stages of alteration as a true life love affair, this fragrance remains a decidedly optimistic take on amorous liaisons. Initially abuzz with a piquant, brilliant power, the top of Romanza sings of the joy and excitement inherent to meeting a person of potential. Absinthe and orange blossom create a wonderfully sweet yet unfamiliar affect, that is treacly while fresh and herbaceous. Angelica, with its soft powder and nutty aroma contributes to the surprise and delight that characterizes the first phase of a new affair. As the heart of Romanza unfurls, our first impression is one of a searingly amethyst bouquet. Violet’s tart bloom is like a streak of light across a floral sky, while narcissus is a magnificent, gleaming orb of confident, savory dimensions. Hyacinth lends a metallic shiver that injects this resplendent composition with a touch of nervy vigour, like a flash of doubt that ultimately makes the bond between these flowers all the stronger.
As Romanza wears, it loses some of the tangy sweetness and evolves into a darker, drier, more opaque portrait. Woods, amber and civet build a base upon which all the tenacious preceding notes finally come to rest, are absorbed and re-emerge as finely aged, more mature versions of their former selves. A true journey of the heart, Romanza demonstrates the highs and lows of love, successfully executing every evolutionary twist and turn it travels. An epic affair, Romanza inspires the wearer to open their hearts to life’s infinite possibilities as it wins our ecstatic admiration as perfume lovers. Always beautiful no matter the phase, this Cupid’s bow of a fragrance has our hearts.