Cerruti will launch a new men's perfume fronted by French jazz guitarist Thomas Dutronc from March 25, 2013 called Cerruti 1881 Acqua Forte. Thomas Dutronc is the son of 60s French icon Françoise Hardy and singer and actor Jacques Dutronc. The composition is said to be inspired by the genre of the eau de Cologne while adding modern twists to it. Perfumer Olivier Cresp of Firmenich was interested in playing up the textures of water, thinking about it as a material, even a clothing material rather than offering an olfactory take on it from the get-go...
Cresp explained that he was inspired by the high specifity to his mind of Mediterranean aquatic freshness. He decided to rely on a simple and even minimalist formula - a move which might have been encouraged by his more recent experiences creating niche perfumes, but also brought high-quality and powerful ingredients to the table. The nose stressed that he used yuzu but also synthetic molecule Cascalone - a descendant of and new-generation Calone - to obtain the modernist effect he was loooking for, by associating them with classical ingredients.
The eau de toilette opens on top notes of yuzu and cardamom followed by a heart of basil leaves and cascalone before resting on a base of palissander wood and cashmere wood.
A preliminary sniff reveals the fragrance's evocative power as it immediately and unequivocally transports you to an atmosphere of summer holidaying by the sea. You could almost hear the sea gulls in the distance while inhaling the scent of tanned skin and wooden long chairs kissed by sea mist and salt.
Prices: 49€, 69€. 23€ for a shower gel.
Via press release