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MendittoRosa Versi ITHAKA eau de parfum

MendittoRosa Versi ITHAKA eau de parfum

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Ithaka is a 2019 release from niche artisanal perfume house MendittoRosa, a house dedicated to natural materials, cruelty free compositions, and the pursuit of originality and perfumery as artwork. Composed by perfumer Camille Chemardin, this fragrance is a part of the Versi Collection, which studies and honors poetry and its connection to perfumery. Ithaka has a scent profile of amber, woody, warm spicy, floral, balsamic, citrus, smoky, and earthy. 

Top Notes
Bergamot

Heart Notes
Aqueous Magnolia, Incense

Base Notes
Patchouli, Labdanum, Incense Resinoid, Virginian Cedar, Cypriol, Benzoin


From MendittoRosa:

"ITHAKA is the first creation of Versi Studio, which is an envisioned olfactive trilogy from Mendittorosa exploring the relationship between poetry and perfumery.
The first in this trilogy is ITHAKA, inspired by the poem Ithaka written by emblematic Greek Poet C. P. Cavafy, first published in 1911."

 

The poem:

"Ithaka

As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.

Hope your road is a long one.

May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind—
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you wouldn’t have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.

And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithaka mean."

 Eau de Parfum, 20% oils

Fragrance Vault is an official stockist of MendittoRosa. 

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