The new fragrance by an Italian perfumer Laura Tonatto is inspired by Caravaggio’s "The Lute Player." The fruits and flowers depicted in the painting by an Italian Baroque artist are recreacted in the nine fragrances, three fruity and six floral. The tenth fragrance combines all nine notes in order to evoke a scent that might have filled the painting. The cylinders with gel perfumes will be on display until November 20th, 2005 at The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, the permanent residence "The Lute Player." The fragrance will be released as a limited edition of 1000 bottles.
Caravaggio. The Lute-Player. c.1595-1596. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. From abcgallery.com.