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Calabrese citron (cedrat)
Smyrna date fruit
North African jasmine
Pistachio tree resin (lentisque)
Lebanese cedar wood
Evoking the citrus bounty and wooden cabins built by farmers during the harvest months in Medieval Calabria. L'ETROG opens with sparkly notes of citron, candied lemon and green bergamot, nestled in a woody enveloping background of tree branches, palm fronds and a subtly sweet heart of Mediterranean date fruit. A sparkly, citrus chypre fragrance for both men and women. With notes of: Calabrese citron, myrtle, date fruit and vetiver.
50 ml / 1.7 fl oz. Eau de Parfum.
In Medieval Calabria, a family gathers to celebrate a good harvest. Within a cabin built of Palm leaves and other woody branches, an aromatic bounty is presented. The citrusy scent of the Etrog citron, a regional specialty, brightens the air, while bracing Myrtle and lush Date Fruit envelope the sweet warmth of the Mediterranean night.
Developed with Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Yann Vasnier.
A bright Mediterranean fragrance celebrating the historic harvest of crisp Calabrian Citron. Refreshing, bracing & elegant.
Eau de Parfum. Available in two sizes: 100 ml / 3.4 fl oz and 50ml / 1.7 fl oz.
Our bottles are of the highest Italian quality with our signature ‘A’ engraved metal cap, as well as the newest technology for an invisible spray tube.
- During the First Crusade, Southern Italy fell to the Normans, which encouraged Calabrian Jews to engage in the agricultural trades. By the 12th century, the communities were thriving. Since then, the harvest of the Diamante Citron or Etrog has remained a regional tradition.
- There are religious interpretations that relate the Etrog to the Garden of Eden. The fragrance is said to be the “Fragrance of Heaven”, and the Etrog itself is associated with righteousness, goodness and desirability.
- The brisk character of Myrtle marries with leafy nuances emulating the freshly opened fronds of palm trees. An unexpected mouthwatering accent follows, with Smyrna Date fruit and elegant Cedar wood from Lebanon.
– Isaac, Erich, Influence of religion on the spread of citrus: The religious practices of the Jews helped effect the introduction of citrus to Mediterranean lands, Science Magazine, #129, published in January 1959.
– Binyamin da Tudela, Libro dei viaggi (Sefer massa’ot),a cura di Laura Minervini, Palermo, Flaccovio 1989, page 132.
– Colafemmina, C., Hebrew Inscriptions of the Early Medieval Period in Southern Italy, in The Jews of Italy, Memory and Identity, pp. 65-81
– Freimann, A., Jewish Scribes in Medieval Italy, Alexander Marx Jubilee Volume, New York, 1950, pp. 248-321