“The tenth edition has been a celebration of the community that through the years Esxence has been able to gather” said the bad girl of perfumery Sarah Colton introducing the panel Ten Years of Esxence – Assessing the Dividends & Planning the Future. And what best gathers the perfume bad girls and boys for some real fun more than an Esxence official Gala?
|Fun with perfumer Alex Lee|
To spice up the opening cocktail Silvio Levi invited Hilde Soliani who is famous for her lip-smacking concoctions as much as for her dramatic temperament that led her into theatrical incursions. Also the buffet had a touch of gold as the saffron laden; fragrant Milanese risotto (my favorite edible gold indeed!) was served. While the music started pumping and lights dimmed everybody rocked the dance floor. Let the fun start!
|The Perris Montecarlo booth|
Perfectly matching with “a touch of gold”, let me name the Calabrian gold, Bergamot from Reggio to introduce the first trend emerging from Esxence 2018: Zest is Best. The brightest example of this trend is the White Collection introduced by Perris Montecarlo. Mandarino di Sicilia and Cedro di Diamante are simply joyful but the real gem is Bergamotto di Calabria where Gian Luca Perris and Luca Maffei exploit rare traditional and high-tech specialties like the unique bergamot oil sponged the old way from top notch producer Capua 1880 allied to the fruity freshness of Himalayan Timur pepper Mane introduced last fall at Pitti Fragranze.
|Antonio Aleesandria's Sicilian lemons|
|Circolo filologico milanese (via repubblica.it)|
|L'Iris de Fath|
Timeless elegance meets glowing florals in Cornaline, the latest tempting introduction by Anatole Lebreton which captures the carrot orange mellowness of the stone dipped in a sundrenched ylang ylang harmony. Exploring a pillar of masculine elegance, perfumer Fanny Bal pours in Masque Milano (homage to) Hemingway all the charme of the 1950s thanks to the crystal-clear mineral nuttiness of a special Laboratoire Monique Rémy vetiver heart extraction. Even a Master Chopper of scratchy woods like Arturetto Landi smoothed his axe under the artistic direction of Silvio Levi in the avant-garde leathery green Calé Sottosopra.
|EDI - Essenza Design Italiano|
|DI SER booth|
|Wild Society fragrant suitcase|