Italian artist Filippo Sorcinelli is introducing his second scent in the délire de voyage Collection. After last year’s Epicentro unveiled first by our Persefume now it comes time for the new creation. Notre-Dame 15.4.2019 is the new Extrait de Parfum dedicated and inspired by the terrible event of the fire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which took place exactly year ago, on April 15, 2019.

The exhortation is not to stop on that date, but to open up the true Essence to the world. In the new Extrait de Parfum Filippo Sorcinelli (known as “the tailor of the popes”) wanted to set three main moments: the triggering event, the water on the stones and the Essence that remains. Notre-Dame Cathedral is undoubtedly one of the most known and visited sacred buildings in the world. Filippo had the privilege of being able to access places closed to tourism and to grasp unexpected images, smells and virtues. But what is the Essence of the Cathedral? We are immediately led to believe that it has only a strong smell of incense. But nothing more incomplete! The smell of Notre-Dame is not incense.

It is today that “moment of smoke” that affects history.
It is also water that overflows from the stones, which flows down the sides of the organ.
It is today the gash of the vaults that brings light from the naked sky. It is the smell of uninterrupted life, of the soul not affected,
it is a golden cross that spurts.
It is the Truth that advances.


Subject: Patchouli, Vetiver, Precious Woods, Tonka Beans, Amber, Sandalwood
Back subject: Lily of the Valley, Geranium, Ambrette
Tail: Neroli, Basil, Coriander, Ginger, Iris, Lemon, Orange, Bergamot, Incense, Galbanum

Notre-Dame 15.4.2019, the true essence, will be a small support to the Maitrise, the ensemble of singers and musicians who guard the priceless heritage of the Sacred Music of the Cathedral. The proceeds from sales will in fact be donated to the association of “Musique Sacrée”, to help to continue its business and mission, currently outside its own “home”.

As always, special attention is given to the packaging : the bottle cap is a burnt wood monolith, to evoke the tragic moment of the fire, on which the name of the fragrance is nailed. At the opening, the characteristic four falling “wings” painted and signed directly by Filippo Sorcinelli (you can see red, yellow and blue versions on the pictures – Persefume) with symbols, colors and stylistic elements attributable to the Cathedral of Paris: four real small “paintings”, which lead back to a single true and exclusive work of art.

Filippo Sorcinelli Délire de Voyage‘s Notre Dame 15.4.2019 is available as Extrait de Parfum 100 ml 250 EUR. Délire de Voyage Discovery Set including Notre Dame and Epicentro is also offered (10 EUR).

Photos and quotes thanks to Filippo Sorcinelli Team.