XerJoff – Casamorati 1888 – 1888
As the name suggests, the fragrance “1888” by Casamorati represents the entire collection of the Italian house. This large task is mastered by a heavenly composition that takes the wearer to a bygone era of elegance, classical grace and perfect sophistication.
The most noble and precious essences make up this masterfully composed fragrance creation. The top notes shimmer with exotic spices of coriander, cloves, green pepper and a hint of Iranian saffron. This spicy prelude harmonizes perfectly with the floral heart, in which roses from Grasse, Moroccan neroli and ylang-ylang from Indonesia come together. Valuable Mysore sandalwood dominates the base and is flanked by fine and extravagant notes of patchouly, ambergris and leathery Russian birch.
“1888” is rounded off by its successful appearance. The typical shaped bottle in distinguished rust red, with its tapered, gold cap is decorated with a small relief. Shown here is an exciting hybrid that recalls both the Roman wine god Bacchus as well as the Bocca della Verità, which was immortalized in the classic film “A Roman Holiday” with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.
XerJoff introduces a brand of fragrances inspired by the ancient art of Italian perfumery: XerJoff Vintage Collection. The brand recreates the history of glorious house of fragrances founded in Italy between the 18th and the 19th century with the intention to safeguard their historical and artistic heritage of that glamorous era.
La Fabbrica di Profumi C.Casamorati was specialised in many fine fragrances including “Profumeria Fina alla Violetta Ideale” – “Fine Perfumery with Ideal Violette” – and various sophisticated bath soaps. Over the years Casamorati received numerous awards and precious rewards from major national and international exhibitions.
But the most uncommon and, for sure, prestigious was received by Signor Casamorati from Her Majesty Margherita the Queen herself. During a visit to one of the national exhibitions, Her Highness was so impressed by the quality of the soaps that she was using every morning, that even in the absence of an official recognition, she took off a gold breast pin and donated it to the perfumer in sign of her gratitude and deep respect.