During upcoming Pitti Fragranze (Florence, 09-11 Sept 2016), talented Italian perfumer Antonio Alessandria will present his fifth signature composition: Éperdument, which follows Nacre Blanche, Nuit Rouge, Noir Obscur and last year’s Fleurs et Flammes. Thanks to the creator, Persefume unveils you exclusive details on this launch.

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In his newest scented opus, Mr Alessandria – also owner of Catanian perfumery Boudoir 36 and creator of successful Nobile 1942 fragrances: Rudis and Malia, brings you the story of proxy marriages, however with real happy-endings and returns…

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In the first half of the 20th century, in the south of Italy, the phenomenon of proxy marriages was very common. A young woman used to be promised to marry an older unknown man living as an emigrant in search of fortune in distant lands. Groups of young women were herded all together on a ship towards an unknown country, torn from their homeland and their families. Often marriages were celebrated immediately at the port of arrival.


Éperdumen, tells the story of one of these young brides who leaves her beloved family and her land, her unique heritage, to meet a stranger, much older than her. However, she’s a lucky woman because she finds the love of her life. Years later, her old husband dies leaving a great void in her heart, similar to that felt when, just more than a child, she was forced to leave her land. To soothe her pain, she decides to organize a trip back to her country of origin. Returning, in the old way, by sea, this mature woman will be welcomed by the same lost smells and colors of her mother land.

Éperdument is an olfactive flashback, it’s the smell of this touching reunion. It’s a fragrance that talks about boundless love, lost and found. A collection of sweet and deep emotions, delicate and magnificent at the same time.

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The notes of fragrance are:

Top: Green and hesperidic notes, wild fennel, marine and ozonic notes.
Heart: Orange blossom, jasmin, honeysuckle, lily of the valley.
Base: Soft woods, musky and ambery notes.

Antonio Alessandria Parfums Éperdumen will be available since September 2016 as Eau de Parfum 100ml,, this time in transparent bottle.

Thank you to Mr Alessandria for those exclusive details!