An intimate, sensuous iris
As exquisitely elegant as a thoroughbred, this scent showcases all the facets of Florentine iris. A powdery veil with suede and dark chocolate facets, melting into ambrette butter, a slightly fruity natural vegetal musk. Precious and intimate.
It is as a tribute to the horse who gave him his greatest victories that Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, a former competition rider, gave the name EQUISTRIUS to the noblest perfume in his collection, built around the noblest of raw materials and inspired by humankind’s noblest conquest…
The fragrance of iris is as opulent as Renaissance Florence which made the flower its emblem, and as variegated as the rainbow that was said to carry Iris, the messenger of the Greek gods. Its stately and serene odour is extracted not from the flower but from the root, and must be aged several years before it develops.
Ever since Ancient Rome, iris has enriched the palette of perfumers and apothecaries, who used it for its calming virtues; in the 18th century, aristocrats powdered their wigs with it – hence its perception as a “powdery” note.
EQUISTRIUS plays on the contrast between the powdery and woody facets of iris. Fruity, musky ambrette butter, milky sandalwood and warm amber make it melt into the skin. The surprising chocolate note of an exceptional iris extract reveals the secret sensuousness of this elegantly austere fragrance…