Maria Candida Gentile's collection of three new perfumes - Leuco, Kitrea and Syconium - takes its name from Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee.
In the opera for which Rimsky-Korsakov wrote Flight of the Bumblebee, The Tale of Tsar Sultan, the main character is magically transformed into an insect in order to reach his father, the king, and declare that the rumours of his death are not true. It's a flight that expresses the desire to live and opens the door to hope for a brighter future.
The recovery of a harmonious relationship between man and nature has always been at the center of Maria Candida Gentile's values, and all her perfumes are meant to express this
These three new perfumes are connected by the honey note, the rediscovery of nature, and the acknowledegement of its fraility, the same that characterizes us as humans.
Syconium is the ripening of the fig, the best expression of what nature has to offer in the form of the fruit, the richness of its flavour, and of the perfume that is brought to us by a tree close to us since the earliest times.
Syconium explores the pulp, but also the milk, the peel, the scorching sun and the shadow of the great leaves.