Floris have launched a new perfume in their Private Collection called Mahon Leather which is partly inspired by a local mulled-wine drink called Calent from Minorca, the birthplace of founder Juan Famenias Floris. Originally a recipe which mixes herbs, anis, cinnamon, wine and saffron, it is considered a festive drink traditionally served during Christmastime on the island...
More generally, Mahon Leather is interested in capturing the atmosphere of Minorca and the Calent liqueur accord was paired with the evocation of "the exhilarating aroma of leather tack worn by the Minorcan horse."
"Inspired by Minorca the theme combines the scent of the warm liqueur Calent, an infusion of wine and spices dating back to ancient times, paired with the exhilarating aroma of leather tack worn by the Minorcan Horse, symbolic of most cultural celebrations and fiestas on the island. Mahon Leather is a distillation of the tradition, soul and artistry of the birthplace of Juan Famenias Floris."
Key notes are: leather, saffron, vetiver, deep ambers and woods.
An Eau de Parfum is priced at £90 for 100ml. Available on www.florislondon.com
For another new liqueur-inspired scent this fall, see Juniper Sling by Penhaligon's.