We, at Persefume, are always thrilled to announce new creations of Stefania Squeglia’s Mendittorosa. Today we would like to preview the upcoming creation from Odori d’Anima Collection: Albatros, the third and last chapter of Versi Studio trilogy (following Ithaka and Orlo).


Versi Studio trilogy, left to right: Ithaka, Orlo, Albatros

Versi is an olfactory study exploring wonderful correspondences between Perfume and Poetry. Albatros Eau de Parfum has been inspired by the poem of the same name by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867). The poem was published as second in the collection Les Fleurs du mal (first edition: 1857), section Spleen et Idéal.

Albatros Eau de Parfum is a wind of Freedom, without fear, hesitation and shame. A cerulean horizon that welcomes those, who want to open their wings. The formula of Albatros has been developed by Anne Sophie Behaghel (Flair Paris) who, under Stefania Squeglia’s guidance, has already created such bestsellers as e.g. Le Mat, North, or Lacura.

When you talk about Poetry, you must include the Poets.
The Poet is the one, who does. The individual to become Poet. The symbol of all
humanity.
The poet is a person using the human wings literally speaking. The wings open our
sensitivity. Unfortunately, we often forget both our wings and our sensitivity.
Remember that it is the sensitivity that makes us fly high, but also the wings that can
make us stumble, so we will be laughed at.

No one has ever described such ambivalence better than Charles Baudelaire in his
poem Albatros. We are all Albatros. We can soar majestically in the air of life and
awkwardly stumble upon our own wings. We arouse admiration but also derision.
Because some people have forgotten their Albatros.

Poem: The Albatross
Translation by Eli Siegel

Often, to amuse themselves the men of the crew
Lay hold of the albatross, vast birds of the seas—
Who follow, sluggish companions of the voyage,
The ship gliding on the bitter gulfs.
Hardly have they placed them on the planks,
Than these kings of the azure, clumsy and shameful,
Let, piteously, their great wings in white,
Like oars, drag at their sides.
This winged traveler, how he is awkward and weak!
He, lately so handsome, how comic he is and uncomely!
Someone bothers his beak with a short pipe,
Another imitates, limping, the ill thing that flew!
The poet resembles the prince of the clouds
Who is friendly to the tempest and laughs at the bowman;
Banished to ground in the midst of hootings,
His wings, those of a giant, hinder him from walking.

Head Notes (modern and molecular): Clean note, Aquatic note (foam), Ozonic Anisic note
Heart Notes: Modern Rose*, Rose absolute, Pineapple
Base Notes: ** Cashmere wood, Moroccan Cedarwood, Virginian Cedarwood, Haitian Vetiver, White Musk
* the rose accord is a composition of different natural and synthetic notes of rose elaborated by Anne Sophie Baheghel for Albatros
**all the woods are naturals, except cashmere wood (Cashmeran molecule)

We can conclude this news article with words of Stefania’s “North”:

Perfumes and Poems are alike.
A few notes. A few words.
And you can release a cascade of emotions and visions.
Memories and thoughts.
Perfumes and Poems are condensed expressions.
Each part of them chosen with care and precision.
Each piece of the creation indispensable.
Poems have always been in the heart of Stefania.
As Perfumes have been ever since childhood.
Versi consists of three of her most treasured Poems.
All three magnificent. But very different.
In style, culture and meaning.
True to the Poems she interpreted and transformed them.
Into Perfumes. Odori.
Raw, sweet, anxious, expecting, fearful and brave.
Always true to herself.
Never conform or average.
Enjoy.
Michael Trangbek

Mendittorosa Albatros (Odori d’Anima Collection: Versi Studio) is available as Eau de Parfum 20% concentration, 100ml – 200 EUR. It would be available for pre-order at brand’s e-boutique before its official launch on 13th September 2021.

Pictures and quotes – Mendittorosa, grazie infinite!