From Latin, meaning ‘feces’ or ‘dung’. This fragrance is smooth and leathery, animalic and dirty…but in a good way. Everyone is surprised when they are drawn into this scent. It is almost the scent of a world hundreds of years ago, it is the smell of being in nature – sweat, animals, dung, leather, hay, tobacco, woods. Those smells that seem repulsive yet are animalic and draw us in. The things that we would be smelling if it wasn’t covered up by other smells in our modern age. There is something strangely familiar. This scent does something to people, it magnetises them, like when you don’t want to look but at the same time you can’t look away. That is how this scent smells, love it or hate it, you need to keep going back to it.
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! Stercus almost becomes a part of you, it is strong and has projection yet is so familiar on the skin. We get warm, smooth and creamy leather. Almost like a well-loved leather couch, slightly dirty after years of use but the type of couch you just want to sink into.
Stercus is an incredible scent and we love showing it to people and getting their reactions. Once it is smelt, there is a reaction of feeling unsure but then going back for more, and then its cemented…love. Whilst it doesn’t feel quite right to be talking about Stercus as a reference to dung on one hand and as a delightfully creamy scent in the same breath, it’s hard to deny that it is the best description of this scent!
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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