Sunny Italian Grapefruit is imbued with a precious spice accord of White Pepper and Cumin. Enveloped by tender Musk and comforting notes of Sandalwood, Almond and Vanilla, Solé Nero evokes fond memories of loved ones near and far.
Italian citrus notes — Grapefruit, Orange, and Lemon — enveloped by Honey, Musk, Sandalwood and Frankincense.
On an adventure to Sicily, my family forged a genuine connection with the local culture. My children began to understand their roots a bit better. Our family’s intense devotion to each other and our love of good food all came into perspective. Hailing from the village of Taormina on the Mediterranean coast, Sicilians are a charming and welcoming people, ready to share their traditions with us.
Each day, we climbed steep stone pathways to yet another wonderful outdoor market, where we would shop for fresh produce. Grapefruit has always been one of my favorite oils, and I found myself surrounded by citrus fruits being cut for juice and handed out to passersby for sampling. So sweet and succulent, they are emblazoned in our collective memory. During a mountaintop dinner one night, we watched Mount Etna’s ambient light glow in the distance. The faint smell of smoke wafted in the breeze. We all sat around a beautiful Italian table, enjoying wines from nearby vineyards and reminiscing about our family’s connection to the land. We heard fascinating stories about distant relatives, many of whom we have never met.
When I returned to the States, I was compelled to make a fragrance with just a hint of grapefruit, rounded out by soft musk and spices, to mark that great trip and to celebrate the spirit of family.