Italian niche line Hilde Soliani has launched the Gli Invisibili collection, comprising seven new fragrances: 24/09/11, Bambolina, Io, Presenze, Tutti Matti Per Colorno, Vagabondo and Zio Agide.
24/09/11 (shown) ~ “This one took our breath away. A reverent and contemplative perfume built around the ancient and resinous notes of amber, incense and myrrh, combined with the milky green, uninhibited notes of calamus…”
Bambolina ~ “…a cheery cherry blossom perfume infused with watery notes reminiscent of Hilde’s late spring shower. Lemon, cherry and apricot are uplifting, bergamot is cool and there’s just a smidge of musk to mellow the fruit…”
Io ~ “Soft, powdery notes of iris are challenged by a prickly, barely tamed pink pepper, bringing balance between good and naughty. Io feels like a classic, an wisp of an old world scent perfectly at ease in the new world and every bit as timeless as feminine wiles.”
Presenze ~ “A cool and crisp bergamot is bound with very soft notes of jasmine and lily of the valley, and reserved, barely-there brushes of patchouli and vetiver. Amber and vanilla fill out Presenze, but not enough to make it overly sweet or warm. Transparent and clear with surprising (and welcome!) staying power.”
Tutti Matti Per Colorno ~ “The perfume is a summer smile captured in a bottle…hay, flower grass, wildflowers and dandelion are dry and soft, and the sweet, licorice-y touch of wild fennel is unmistakable.”
Vagabondo ~ “Birch, walnut, oak and poplar– there’s an entire forest in here, but no green or pine-like notes. These are light, dry woods tinged with rare, warm spices (a closely guarded secret), what you’d imagine the smell of a centuries-old Italian library to be.”
Zio Agide ~ “Hilde transformed her scent memories of Agide into this fantastic fougère, a scent that borrows from much-loved classics like lavender and fern leaf and lightened everything with a contemporary spin (one that she won’t elaborate on…as always, she says, they’re “secrets from angels”).”
Hilde Soliani 24/09/11, Bambolina, Io, Presenze, Tutti Matti Per Colorno, Vagabondo and Zio Agide are available now at Luckyscent, $160 each for 100 ml Eau de Parfum.