Xllence, the new line of fragrances of niche Italian brand Farmacia SS. Annunziata from 1561 is an embarassment of riches: three huge eaux de parfum in 250ml bottles with a retro pump atomiser- Talc Gourmand, Sweet Musk and Vetiver Incenso.
Farmacia SS.Annunziata came aboard the "luxury with abandon" bandwagon of XXL containers rather later than others (Chanel, Hermes), perhaps dispelling two myths: the two drops of perfume worn by Marilyn Monroe in bed or that size doesn't matter. The new collection aims to please different tastes at any rate, including gourmand notes, musk and vetiver.
Soft and sweet, Talc Gourmand eschews the liveliness of the top notes in favour of powdery, talc-like notes softened by a touch of honey and caramel. In the heart vanilla, heliotrope and chocolate melts on a woody-sweet base composed of sandalwood and tonka bean.
Infused with the aroma of spices on woods, Vetiver Incenso on the other hand rests on a complex scheme of citrus-spicy top notes (lemon, bergamot, grapefruit and ginger), seguing to a spicy-woody heart (juniper and pink pepper) and woody-amber notes in the final phase (oak moss, patchouli, amber and cedar wood)The main accord of incense-vetiver oscillates between warm and cool.
The new Xllence line by Farmacia SS. Annunziata comes in Eau de Parfum concentration of 250 ml.