Nobile 1942 takes us to ancient Rome where 'rudis' was the wooden sword of the gladiator, but also the symbol of value and power. This fragrance tries to capture different elements and emotions of the gladiator's day: the sip he takes on his way to the arena to gather courage is brought to life by the notes of marc, whiskey, dry fruit; the sword he grabs and prepares himself for battle is created by rose, geranium and cedar; and the shield he carries is symbolised by leather, patchouli, vetiver, musk and incense.
Despite the classic influences, Rudis has a modern feel. The fragrance opens with a strong blend of whiskey, safron and the golden sweetness of immortelle. The leather feels supple like expensive calfskin, but the luxury has a sensual side, also due to the use of musk and amber. A trickle of red wine runs through the base notes, past the full-bodied roses, patchouli and spices. They serve as a perfect balance to the more masculine notes, tamed giving Rudis a unisex feel. The same masterful touch is struck by dried fruit with a tangy acidity to ensure the fragrance never feels too sweet.
As Rudis develops, the complex woody notes darken with smoked insence, changing from leather to suede. In the drydown, the immortelle blossoms and the fragrance turns into a soft, sweet blend of spices and golden creamy notes. From start to finish, the real star is the whiskey accord. Peaty, salty, smoky and earthy, it smells like the most precious, aged single malt whiskey and that makes Rudis extremely addictive.
Bergamot, Dried Fruit
Rose, Geranium, Clove, Saffron and Cedarwood
Leather notes, Patchouli, Vetiver, Immortelle, Musk and Incense