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Mendittorosa Ithaka (Odori d’Anima Collection)
Versi Studio is a new olfactive trilogy from Mendittorosa exploring the relationship between poetry
and perfumery. The first in this trilogy is Ithaka, inspired by the poem Ithaka written by emblematic
Greek Poet C. P. Cavafy, first published in 1911.
“(…)May there be many summer mornings when, with what pleasure, what joy, you enter harbors
you’re seeing for the first time; may you stop at Phoenician trading stations to buy fine things, mother
of pearl and coral, amber and ebony, sensual perfume of every kind— as many sensual perfumes as
you can; and may you visit many Egyptian cities to learn and go on learning from their scholars.(…)”
P. Cavafy, from C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard.
Each flacon in the Versi trilogy will have a hand-crafted wooden cap and a hand-incised tablet with a
symbol unique for each fragrance. For Ithaka it is a small boat in the sea. The flacon is housed as
usual in the classical Odori d’Anima wooden box, inspired by emblematic transportation cases used
for the protective shipping of art works.
Eau de Parfum 100ml
Notes: Bergamot, Aqueous Magnolia, Incense, Patchouli, Labdanum, Incense Resinoid,, Virginian
Cedar, Cypriol, Benzoin
Perfumer: Camille Chemardin
Genesis, Concept and Creative Design: Stefania Squeglia