Eau d'Italie will add a 7th fragrance to their library of perfumes after Eau d'Italie; an Italian History and Landscape trilogy comprising Sienne l'Hiver, Paestum Rose, Bois d'Ombrie; Magnolia Romana; Baume du Doge. Au Lac (At the Lake) is a perfume inspired by the tragic love story between princess Vittoria Colonna and painter, sculpturer and theoretician of Futurism Umberto Boccioni. A correspondence revealing the secret love story was found not long ago and has been published in Italy under the title Una Parentesi Luminosa.
Au Lac is described as the result of a project of creating an authentic Italian floral "...with the qualities of a classic, but with an innovative contemporary twist: an avant-garde romantic floral." The perfume was created by perfumer Alberto Morillas...
Vittoria Colonna is seen to represent the romantic aesthetics of the perfume, while Umberto Boccioni inspires its avant-garde dimension.The scent "tells of a
passionate love affair in a gorgeous Italian garden in the middle of summer, the air
filled with the scent of flowers and surrounded by the peaceful waters of a lake."
Au Lac opens on notes of water lily, bitter orange leaves, Panarea fig leaves and segues into a heart of osmanthus, Italic rose bud, sambac jasmine petals and deepens with notes of cedar wood, papyrus, mineral amber.
A 100 ml Eau de Toilette is priced at 95€ and currently available online at colette.fr which ship internationally.