The Oud, which is carrying the oriental charm, is the main ingredient of one of the most sensual perfumes created for Ponte di Rialto, the Elixir Oud Intense.
“It’s curious that a precious ingredient like the Oud is simply a resin produced by some kind of Indian trees, infected by a particular type of mold” Sandro De Vanna says. But that’s the reason why this dark and intense ingredient is so precious and unique, full of animalistic sensuality and an oriental mystery.
“A lot of noses from the perfume industry are mixing the sensual intensity of the Oud with flowering notes; but I preferred to combine it with the very persistent and intense aspects of the amber notes, in order to underline the sensual strength of my Elixir Oud Intense in its middle notes.”
Dark and intense, the Oud (also known as Oodh or Agarwood) was used in the oriental culture as a way to get men closer to God during prayers; the perfumes which intensify the Oud as a component are recalling the beauties and the mysteries of the Arabian culture, and the fascinating atmospheres narrated by Le mille e una notte: the starry skies, the caravans in the desert, the palaces with oriental arabesques.
It’s no coincidence that the bottle of this perfume (one of the precious bottles of Murano glass exclusively realized for Franco Perfumery) is decorated with gold, in order to recall the “logge” of the most famous venetian palaces, Palazzo Ducale for example, with a “flowering Gothic” style and a singular tone of the East: that East which was important for commercial and cultural exchanges, during the dominion of Serenissima.
Our Elixir Oud Intense, seductive, mysterious and a bit darkened, is perfect for a woman who, wearing it, wants to tell something deep about herself, far from a superficial sensuality, and wants to interest similar personalities, sensitive to the Venetian nights and the starry Oriental skies, having the desire to get lost in adventures with a little of melancholy.