The inspiration for the name came from Vincenzo Bellini's La Norma and Maria Callas' most famous rendition of this "song to the moon". Like Norma's voice, Castadiva begins almost in a whisper, but then explodes into blossoming heart notes of frangipani. Exuberant and sparkling but mysterious at the same time. Energetic, rejuvenating and magnetic, wearing this perfume will turn a woman into a real star: whether it's a party, a cocktail or a special occasion, a heavenly aura of romantic charm and the scent of Osmanthus will permeate the imagination and senses of those around her.
"He dabs a touch of Castadiva from Italian niche company Nobile 1942 on the back of my wrist and explains how the fragrance was inspired not only by Bellini's classic aria Castadiva (from the opera Norma), but also by the requirements of opera singers on stage, who for a long time were not allowed to wear perfume during performances because of the effect it could have on the voices of the entire cast. Castadiva's delicate accords of frangipani, Egyptian jasmine and white musk are designed to unfold gradually, so that no whiff of fragrance is emitted during a performance - but by the time a diva returns to her dressing room to greet her admirers, her scent would be in full flow".
Green notes, Ylang-Ylang
Jasmine from Egypt, Neroli, Frangipani, Osmanthus
Grey Amber, Vanilla, Musk