December 19, 2015
Italian born Lorenzo Villoresi is the nose and creative director of his eponymous brand. He began his journey into the world of fragrance when he traveled to the Middle East in 1981 where he became fascinated by the markets and atmosphere of the places he visited. His passion became a business in 1990 when fashion house Fendi commissioned him to make a line of pot-pourris, scented candles, and ambient room scents. The following year the Lorenzo Villoresi fragrance brand launched with Uomo.
Gemma Ward photographed by Paolo Roversi for Vogue UK March 2004 and Lorenzo Villoresi Teint de Neige
Teint de Neige (Colour of Snow) was created in 2000 and is a soft powdery scent redolent of rose and smells as if it could have been created fifty years ago. The fragrance embodies the delicacy of flowers frozen in time and when coupled with the sweet musks and powdery notes evoke the scent of freshly showered skin dusted with a light coat of almond scented talcum powder. Most powdery florals tend to lean feminine, but Signor Villoresi’s ability to masterfully blend the musk accord that creates the aroma of skin give it enough masculinity to be worn by both man and woman, it is a rich and sensual. The projection of the Eau de Toilette is 6-8 hours and the sillage is moderate, more than enough to catch the attention of someone seated next to you at a party or dinner. Notes: rose, ylang ylang, jasmine, powder notes, musk, heliotrope, and tonka beans.
Paolo Roversi for W December 2010, Family Circus 08
Snowflakes by The Nosey Artist
The winter season is usually the time of year when new loves are found and the ones lucky enough to survive the summer fling are solidified, yet here I was in my garden just my frozen roses and I in the company of snowflakes. As I lifted a bulb from my ice encapsulated flowers my wrist was greeted by the fluffy tears of joy from heaven’s angels and at once a smile was brought to my face; I was comforted by heaven’s cool touch and realized that even with out a single person in sight I was the furthest thing from alone.
Paolo Roversi Family Circus from W Magazine 2010
Love is a verb not a person and the hard work I put into my garden during the spring and summer taught me a new way to translate that verb into an emotion of selfless joy and satisfaction. As I walked through my little winter wonderland and gazed at the icicles hanging from the pots that once held my prized jasmine flowers the memories of their aroma begin to fill my mind so intensely that it was if their spirits were greeting my nose. I closed my eyes to take in the moment, snowflakes began to kiss the tip of my nose and my garden spoke to me in the softest whisper, “You cared for us through out the seasons and we are thankful. When you were too tired from work and the temperature began to plummet you still brought your self amongst us and pruned our weakened buds. You greeted us every morning with n nourishment and sang to us to make us happy. We rewarded your care with blossoming affection; we reciprocated your love with scent filled memories. We love you unconditionally just as you unconditionally showed love for us. Our dear friend you are not alone, we are with you now and for ever more.”
Disclosure: I received my sample from Twisted Lily (all orders in the USA over $150 will be upgraded to 2 day shipping if placed by December 21, 2015 use the code FREE2DAYSHIP
-The Nosey Artist, Contributor
Art Direction: Michelyn Camen
Writer’s Note I would like to dedicate this review and specifically the prose to our Editor in Chief Publisher Michelyn Camen, she is a true beauty inside and out, a wonderful soul who has the uncanny ability to recognize talent and break new ground as an advocate for niche and indie perfumers, as well as writers and fragrance reviewers. This past Sunday was her birthday and she kept it quiet but I hope the readers will join me in wishing her the best.
Editor’s Note: I work with the most wonderful team at CaFleureBon. I did not expect this which is why I am publishing it after the fact. Truly blessed.
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