Mendittorosa – Nettuno
Nettuno is a scented vision, a mirror of our soul, an olfactory tribute to the planet Neptune (Italian: Nettuno). As with all Mendittorosa creations, it is born from real passion and love, this time as the result of an artistic collaboration from Stefania Squeglia – Founder and Creative Director of Mendittorosa Odori d’Anima, the Italian poet and renowned astrology expert Marco Pesatori, talented French perfumer Amelie Bourgeois and a range of Italian artisans.
Marco Pesatori’s poem, “The Neptune’s flight” inspired Stefania Squeglia, to create this remarkable project: a real astrological perfume: Nettuno.
Stefania Squeglia was always fascinated by the magic and mysteries of astrology and decided to evoke the astrological meaning and symbolism of the planet Neptune which traditionally represents the energy and sensibility of our artistic side, transformation, freedom, spirituality, liquidity….
Nettuno has no limits; it lives a dream life, where everything is possible. We do not know everything about ourselves – when we see our reflection in the mirror, the mirror shows an image yet it only reveals one side… Nettuno, as in Pesatori’s poem represents the dusty memory of a mirror flying through the galaxy of life.
Nettuno: The Scent
Nettuno is a scented mirror, the gate to reach your own way of living and experiencing the energy and spirituality of the planet Neptune. It was real challenge to capture the dual, mirror nature of Nettuno, yet it was finally achieved by blending the astral power of flowers, gourmand rose, comforting and powdery notes of dusty iris, musks and leather, together with a very rare note of blue ginger.
As with most of Mendittorosa Odori d’Anima creations, Stefania Squeglia collaborated with French trained perfumers for the creation of Nettuno. Amelie Bourgeois the nose behind Nettuno is co-founder of Flair Paris creative Studio and works for several prestigious niche fragrance brands. After long creative consultations and several trials, the challenging dual-mirror nature of Nettuno had been finally been translated into a fragrance. The creative process was supported by Stefania’s long-time friend and Mendittorosa collaborator, Jakub Piotrowicz – fragrance expert and co-founder of Persefume magazine.
Nettuno: The Packaging- Symbols of True Art
Many talents joined forces to create the unique packaging for this extraordinary fragrance. The unique Nettuno “juice” is guarded in a heavy glass bottle (made in France) adorned with hand cut mirrors in a colorful, cosmic mirror mosaic designed by Stefania Squeglia and Luisa Degli Specchi, expert in mosaic creations. Each bottle is hand-decorated by Luisa making every Nettuno piece truly unique. The Nettuno cap is equally mesmerizing and matches the concept of the fragrance: square caps are covered by mirror glass to reflect the vision of “the mirror of the soul”.
Affinities, not perfumes. Designed for one but not for all, these scents are for the person who creates vibrations through a room. Empowered by wanderlust, they search always for their opposites and use passion and instinct to carve out their unique paths.
From fabric cutting to buttonhole finishing, tailoring has an illustrious tradition in Stefania’s native Naples where many of the world’s finest suits take up to one hundred hours of handwork to create.
Inspired by the impeccable craftsmanship she grew up around, for Mendittorosa odori d’anima, Stefania decided to eschew the market logic that prioritizes quantity over quality in order to have her products crafted by all Italian hands. The result is a line of exceptional objects featuring sculptural keepsakes and distinguishing characteristics that will delight for years to come.
Italian-based artist hands forged the metal caps, metal labels and all the metallic detailing that was meticulously conceived to mimic lands, symbols and ideas behind Mendittorosa.
Fragrance boxes were created as perfect replicas of the birch wood boxes used to ship art around the world, complete with bi-color metal engravings, a gliding closure system, and a twine and metal bolero wrap.