Gallivant’s tenth perfumed-destination is Naples

Gallivant have added a new location to their destination-based fragrances, Naples. The brand have also revamped the packaging for the line, and now offer a 100ml size in addition to 30ml.

Naples has been created in colloboration with perfumer Luca Maffei, and contains top notes of ginger, pink pepper CO2, bergamot from neighbouring Calabria, sea salts and airy ozonic notes. A smoky heart with incense resinoid, fumencens (a material which has a marked burnt note, and which reinforces the light-dark contrast of the fragrance), cardamom, nutmeg, and labdanum.And a woody base of guaiac wood, ‘green molecule’ clearwood (in combination with natural patchouli), birch, vetiver and amber.

Nick Seward, founder of Gallivant says, “Who doesn't dream of Italy? The people, the food, the style, and romance. I love the idea of ‘i ldolce far niente’ (the sweetness of doing nothing!) In particular I’m drawn to the south – for its colour, effervescence, cheerful chaos, its anarchic darker spirit. A visit to Naples always gets the heart racing and makes you feel alive …”

He adds “I’m so happy Luca worked on this project with me: I needed his Italian soul, that spezzatura touch and innate sense of style to capture a place with such character. I’ve long admired Luca’s work –he’s got a playful signature -and above all I love his happy-go-lucky charm, which is evident in all his formulas.”

Maffei adds “With the creation of this perfume, I wanted to celebrate the two big life forces of Naples: God and the sea. I tried to give a smell to Nick’s idea of Neapolitan decadence, to the city’s vivid colours, to its timeless charm. I paired accords that reminded me of its salty sea breeze and wandering along the lungomare (seafront), with a transparent, almost white incense to evoke sacred mysteries.”

Naples is available now as 100ml and 30ml Eau de Parfum
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