In Rome the door of Vittorio Piazza is one of the entrances of the Palombara Villa, where the Marquis Massimiliano conducted clandestine meetings during the Middle Ages dedicated to alchemy. On the door one can still read “the seed from which was born our flower, cannot be found it the markets", meaning alchemy was a science known only to a secret group of scholars and practitioners.
On the same door it is written "the Hesperides dragon hides the entrance of the magic garden”. This dragon was depicted next to a huge Dracaena tree; the tree of the dragon.
The distinctiveness of the Dracaena tree is that it produces a sap which changes color when one puts it on the skin; it becomes red, hence its name: dragon blood or Cinabre.
Notes: Ginger and black pepper, Rose Baies, Splendens Rose, Moroccan Rose, Benzoin, Vanilla, Opoponax
Posted by Rastas on 6th Jun 2016
I usually hate spice + rose, but this fragrance is beautiful. It smells of dried roses dipped in powdered sugar and dusted with spices (actually reminds me of cinnamon sugar somehow). Sweet, lovely and soft, but lasts all day and has good throw on me.
Posted by Ajda on 3rd Mar 2015
Cinabre is all about happiness for me. Cheerful ginger up top, bautiful, smooth, powdery rose (reminds me of lipsticks my grandmother had)in the heart and chewy sweet benzoin base. And it puts a smile on my face all day long.
Posted by rickyrebarco on 16th Jul 2014
Cinabre is a beauty. Gorgeous deep spicy rose. This scent has great longevity and sillage. Perfect for evening.
Posted by Claudia on 4th Jan 2013
I was given a sample by a friend and fell head over heels for the Maria Candida Gentile line. Cinabre is a gorgeous candied slightly spicy gourmand rose on me ....I adore this fragrance