Italian luxury goods brand Bottega Veneta have crafted a softly sensual, youthful and romantic fragrance, Eau Sensuelle, and have enlisted gorgeous it-girl Nine d’Urso as the face of the campaign. Created in collaboration with master perfumer Michel Almairac and Mylène Alran, Eau Sensuelle is the epitome of elegant femininity, with notes of fresh gardenia and jasmine sambac blended with velvety peach, elements of vanilla and Indonesian patchouli – all layered on top of a leather note, evocative of the house’s finest quality leather goods. Through the fruity scents and bouquet of floral notes, and with the name Eau Sensuelle, it’s not surprising that the gardenia extract and vanilla notes of the perfume bring romantic femininity and effortless sensuality to mind.
The fragrance is the result of Michel Almairac and Mylène Alran’s reimagining of Bottega Veneta’s signature scent: “The idea was to retranscribe the signature leather trail of the first Bottega Veneta eau de parfum, associating it with a more sensual heart of jasmine and gardenia flowers. To respect the legacy of this distinctive fragrance, we had to find the perfect balance between the sensuality of the leather and that added by the new and captivating fruity and floral facets.”
The face of the campaign, Nine d’Urso, who was shot by Bruce Weber, embodies all the qualities the fragrance encapsulates, such as the joyful and positive feel, as well as the essence of Bottega Veneta itself; “the brand sends me back to an imaginary world which reminds me of the treasures children find in their mothers’ handbags: a beautiful lipstick, a compact, bits of jewellery in pouches of every colour. Working with Bottega Veneta, with time I’ve discovered what goes on behind the scenes: the precision of the craftsmanship, the extremely high quality of materials used.” For a youthful, feminine and floral fragrance, Bottega Veneta’s Eau Sensuelle is your one.