The Malatesta were a noble Italian family, one of the most important and influential in the Middle Ages. They dominated the area of Rimini and several other areas in Romagna from 1295 to 1500.
The most important of this noble line was Malatesta da Verucchio who, thanks to his military and political prowess, was given the name Mastin Vecchio (the old bulldog). This name was also given to the most important tower in Gradara Castle. His eldest son Giovanni Malatesta (known as Gianciotto, Lord of Gradara) became sadly infamous in the tragedy depicted by Dante Alighieri in the Fifth Canto of Inferno.
Many Malatestas were skilled warlords and exceptional strategists. The most famous of all the Malatestas was undoubtedly Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, with whom the family reached the height of their fame and fortune. This creation is inspired by the essence of nobility and strength that characterises the Malatesta family, one of the most important families in Italian history.
The fragrance opens with a bouquet of Italian citrus fruits, in which Sicilian orange and Calabrian mandarin emerge, highlighted by the regal notes of Iris. The lily of Florence, as it is also known, is the pre-eminent symbol of Italian nobility, and these iris roots are as rare as they are precious. This regal head rests on a carpet of martial intensity that beats to the sounds of drums. The freshness of Italian lavender embraces the softness of jasmine, while the strength of cedarwood and Tuscan leather is highlighted by the vibrancy of pink pepper. The base is a riot of royal power and elegance, where an alliance of precious woods such as Cambodian Oudh, Agarwood and Indian Red Patchouli erupts, highlighted by Vanilla Berry and Musk. An elegant and seductive creation that captures the spirit of royalty in a drop of perfume.
An elegant and seductive creation that envelops the spirit of royalty in a drop of perfume.
Sicilian Orange, Calabrian Mandarin, Lily of Florence & Iris
Italian Lavender, Jasmine, Cedar of Lebanon, Pink Pepper & Tuscan Leather
Musk, Vanilla Bean, Cambodian Oudh, Agarwood & Red Patchouli