Alessandro Gaultieri refers to Seminalis as ”an odour substance which seems responsible for leading males to females”. The scent is inspired by a study that found that the male sperm is attracted to the scent of the female egg and travels towards it to engulf itself in this scent. The scent in question? It is similar to that of Lily of the Valley, and yes, you may call this the fragrance of life! The word Seminalis comes from colliculus seminalis – the area near the entrance of the ejaculatory ducts. This fragrance explores the scent of sex, our attraction and animal instincts. The idea that we are all a product of the allure of scent. Those musky pheromone like scents that are dirty yet impossible to resist. Seminalis is a sexy, smooth woody fragrance with a hint of sweetness. Creamy and musky, this a raw and provocative scent!
HOW IT WEARS
All of the Orto Parisi fragrances are parfum extract so last up to 24 hours on the skin – they are strong and long lasting! Seminalis in particular is intensely strong! We find that is has a musky, dirty powdery tone mixed with a heady white floral heart and a deep, Oud-like base that gives amazing depth and warmth.
We love the concept of Seminalis and the fact that people either find it incredibly alluring or are somewhat repulsed by it! Anything this polarising is a work of art in our books! Seminalis brings depth and fragility together in a beautiful way that wears incredibly on the skin.
ABOUT THE BRAND
“The parts of the body that carry more smell are those where more soul is collected. The strong smells have become unpleasant to us, because the excess of soul is intolerable to the extent that our innate animalism is repressed and breaking from civilization. This project is my garden I have planted, fertilized, cultivated, and harvested. Orto Parisi states that our body is experienced like a garden, and its smells are a true mirror of our soul.” The Nose, Alessandro Gualtieri. The perfume collection inspired by bodily scents, Alessandro takes a no holds approach to fragrance. He is unapologetic in his challenging fragrance line –he creates an experience with his fragrances. The Orto Parisi collection has an animalic, undeniably dirty take on scent that is at the same time alluring and hard to resist. Love it or hate it, Orto Parisi makes an impact and challenges the status quo of the fragrance world.
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