Luxury fragrance house The Merchant of Venice has launched an all-new scent to form part of its Murano Exclusive Collection line, Imperial Emerald. Created by perfumer Jordi Fernandez, Imperial Emerald layers Iris, Egyptian Jasmine and Lily of the Valley over a subtle base of White Musk. The scent typifies the Murano Exclusive line, with its Venetian style and use of precious raw materials.
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The perfume was inspired by the beauty and majesty of the peacock. Native to India and Sri Lanka, for centuries the peacock has been interpreted by different cultures as a symbol of immortality and regal bearing. The Merchant of Venice has subsequently masterfully bottled a timeless fragrance befitting royalty that is reminiscent of the scent of an Italian stately garden, when the sun is setting and the hedgerows fragrance the alleyways. This mystical composition is enclosed in a beautifully decorated bottle of over-lapping peacock feathers that interprets the historical traditions of Murano glassmaking, complete with an ornamental peacock feather tassel.
The box, meanwhile, is characterised by an elegant peacock with its fanned tail plumage on full display. Imperial Emerald expresses the enchantment and mysticism of foreign lands, whose histories are inextricably connected with that of Venice, via way of the myriad trade routes that linked East and West.
It represents the very essence of these mysterious places, paying homage to raw materials rarely used in perfumery, while continuing the brand’s mission: investing in research and development in order to offer customers an original olfactory experience.
Imperial Emerald Eau de Parfum Concentrée.
Merchant of Venice Imperial Emerald Product Notes:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Pink Peppercorn, Carnation, Iris
Heart Notes: Orange Flowers, Ylang Ylang, Peony, Egyptian Jasmine,
Lily of the Valley
Base Notes: White Amber, Benzoin, White Musk
Priced at £250 (100ml) and available in the UK now, exclusively from Harrods.