Missoni is a name synonymous with Italy, fashion and luxury. The very mention of the word Missoni and I begin to conjure up images of pure escapism; warm Summer days relaxing on the Sicilian coast, sipping a refreshing glass of rosé wrapped up in a multicoloured kaftan. Indeed, the latest fragrance for women from Missoni Parfums perfectly captures this relaxed mood. Encased in a bright orange and yellow bottle inspired by Venetian blown glass, Missoni Eau De Toilette is the absolute essence of Summer with notes of Blood Orange, Nashi Pear and Pink Berries. I could easily be describing a cocktail!!
Missoni Pour Homme is an altogether different concept. Moving on from the fun and frivolity of the beach we find ourselves approaching the autumn months in the Tuscan countryside. We see a very different Mediterranean landscape; rolling hills and leafy trees, the ground turning more arid as it’s warmed by the sun.
The nose behind the fragrance, Natalie Gracia Cetto spent her childhood in locations as diverse as Strasbourg, Grasse and Egypt and through these experiences she developed a love of the natural essences found in Missoni Pour Homme.
An inviting woody, fougère scent, Missoni Pour Homme opens with citrus notes of green lemon pulp and pink grapefruit alongside freshly cut ginger and a blend of Mediterranean herbs. The base notes of Sandalwood, Oak and Musk really herald in the changing of the seasons and I start to imagine the warmth and cosiness of a Missoni Men’s jumper…….
The latest Missoni Men’s A/W 17 catwalk collection featured dark hues and cosy knitwear and likewise the beautiful, heavyweight bottle of Missoni Pour Homme is a unique blend of autumnal tones of greens, browns and purples giving a sophisticated edge to this classic, very Italian brand.
Available exclusively at Harrods now.