Ape to Gentleman take pleasure in introducing another fine fragrance brand for your consideration named Pozzo di Borgo. The Parisian brand was founded by Valentine of the celebrated Pozzo di Borgo family with five fragrances each a portrait of an ancestor or a living relation.

Valentine has pedigree in fragrance, she is a direct descendant of Xavier Givaudan, founder of the celebrated fragrance house. Having grown up surrounded by fragrance, you might say it’s in her blood.

All the scents are named after the dates on which each family member was born and bottled in classic and contemporary designs created by Pierre Dinand, creator of the iconic Opium bottle.

8 Mars 1764

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The first creation is a celebration of Valentine’s 18th century ancestor, Carl Andrea Pozzo di Borgo, a Corsican politician and diplomat and one of the most colourful members of this ancient aristocratic family. This is a spicy citrus with warm, rounded base accords of Russian leather and cognac.

27 Fevrier 1950

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A tonic cologne with bergamot, patchouli, and neroli, with the Corsican additions of lavender, caraway, boxwood, and oakmoss. Inspired by Reynier Pozzo di Borgo.

19 Mai 1957

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A scent of powerful yet elusive intensity. Evocative of the Corsican landscape of the family heritage, with the liquorice-like odour of the maquis, lavender, eucalyptus, vanilla, heliotrope, cistus labdanum, and peru balsam. A portrait of Alexandre Pozzo di Borgo.

24 Octobre 1985

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A scent for Valentine’s cousin Chinzalee – an aquatic and green aromatic scent of mint, grapefruit, and galbanum, with gourmand facets of rum and pear, and a suggestion of cucumber.

23 Janvier 1984

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Valentine’s own scent captures the enchanting contrasts of her character. Freshness, sophistication, and spontaneity are characterised in this luminous perfume of cardamom, petitgrain, coriander, fig, iris and musk.

Available at lessenteurs.com from June 2016.