“17 Red” – the explanation for this mysterious combination of number and colour lies in Florence´s system of postal adress: red – “rosso” – house numbers signify commercial locations as opposed to private residences. If you want to pay Roberto Ugolini´s workshop, Via dei Michelozzi 17, a personal visit you´ll need to say “17 rosso” to the driver – otherwise you could easily end up somewhere completely different. Once you’ve mastered this charming Florentine hurdle, you’ll find yourself in front of the inconspicuous doors of a shoemaker between an osteria and a café. The world of the traditional craft that presents itself to you here is as fascinating as the door is simple. The finest materials and artistic ingenuity are paired together by a passion for the exceptional. Roberto Ugolini stands for uncompromising quality and an extravagant Italian style, second to none. Cherished worldwide, the master has become one of the greatest bespoke shoemakers of his generation.
Top note: Mint, saffron, cananga, white peach, raspberry leaves
Heart note: Damask rose, pink pepper, peony, nasturtium
Base note: Styrax, ambrette seed, amyris, vetiver, cedar wood