PROVENANCE

For over 15 years Loris and Giovanna de Strasser have painstakingly researched the original perfume recipes and formulas from the period when Venice was at the creative heart and the very top of the perfume industry, a time when important and influential women such as Isabella Cortese and Caterina Cornaro had perfumes especially created for them...secret recipes protected and guarded...

Venice was the gateway between east and west, a place of great wealth and elegance where perfume was the ultimate status symbol. When the fortunes of Venice went slowly down and the Republic fell, first to Napoleon and then finally to the Austrians, these recipes were locked away in dusty tomes to lie undiscovered for hundreds of years.....until Giovanna and Loris decided to dedicate themselves to recreating these original perfume formulas which we can use and enjoy today.... These wonderful perfumes just had to be brought back to the world and into the 21st century. We live with bright electric lights computers and tv screens.. to be able to be transported to a place of beauty, atmosphere and romance is not an impossible dream.....

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