Parfum d'Empire

Eau de parfum

A Corsican maquis aromatic with an imperial sillage

This “glorious water” opens with sparkling tangerine and bergamot top notes, enhanced by the bracing aromas of myrtle and rosemary. Then, the volatile smells of the Corsican maquis assert themselves with immortelle, cistus and oakmoss, suffused with incense. EAU DE GLOIRE, a journey into the heart of a fiery island…

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EAU DE GLOIRE takes us on the trail of an imperial sillage in the Mediterranean. It is Marc-Antoine Corticchiato’s tribute to the Corsicans who left their village to conquer the world, like his father who settled in Morocco to plant citrus groves, or their most famous fellow countryman, Napoleon Bonaparte. EAU DE GLOIRE evokes these glorious, tragic destinies in which empires great or small are built… and sometimes lost by a stroke of fate.

It isn’t a picture of their island that exiled Corsican exiles carry in their hearts and minds, but the vivid smell of the maquis. “Eyes closed, in the darkest night, if by some miracle I were transported to Corsica, I would recognize it immediately by its smell”, once wrote a young student at the military academy of Brienne, then still known as Buonaparte…

TOP: Bergamot, Lavender, Myrtle

HEART: Neroli, Licorice, Tea 

BASE: Immortelle, Cistus, Oakmoss

Alcohol Denat., Parfum (fragrance), Aqua (water), Limonene, Linalool, Eugenol, Coumarin, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl alcohol, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha isomethyl ionone, Benzyl benzoate, Evernia prunastri extract, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl alcohol, Farnesol, Isoeugenol, Benzyl salicylate, Benzyl cinnamate.

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