A special kind of vegetation is growing in Corsica; the maquis. The emblem of the Corsican maquis is immortelle. Immortelle Corse opens with flamingly coloured and cheerful ingredients such as saffron, apricot, and lemon. This forms the velvety prelude for the immortelle in the heart, it reveals itself in various radiant facets of woody, fruity, spicy, and almost licorice-like. An olfactory translation of the island plagued by the burning sun.
In French, this flower is called immortelle, "the everlasting" because the bright yellow flowers never wilt. The Greeks also call it helichrysum: "sun-coloured". The scent of this flower captivates the scent of Corsica in the summer and is, therefore, the symbol of the pristine, rugged Corsicaase maquis.
Perfumer Marc-Antoine Corticchiato has used Corsica as inspiration for all the fragrances of Parfum d'Empire. With the L'Heritage Corse collection, he portrays various facets of Corsica in their pure form.
Quote from Marc-Antoine Corticchiato:
"Immortelle fascinates me. It's all around my place in the Corsican maquis, where I spend as much time as possible. I wanted its radiance during the summer solstice when it's gorged with the sun. gave me the key to the composition: associating ingredients that have the same color. "It always works," he claimed, as soon as I'd found my saffron - apricot - lemon accord, I knew I had the starting point of my story "Since I wanted a velvety texture, I chose a natural, juicy apricot, which also brings a soft orange light. This is one of my shortest formulas. I wanted it to be impactful, obvious while remaining elegant."
Saffron, apricot, lemon, immortelle, oakmoss
A beautiful collection of eau de parfums for both women and men, which tell stories from the scented memories of different cultures.Parfum d'Empire is the independent brand of quality perfumer Marc-Antoine Corticchiato. Built around authentic and rare ingredients Parfum d'Empire has been building connections between the symbolic values of perfume since 2003. The brand name refers to that noble and rare raw materials loved by ancient civilizations. A wonderful collection Eau de Parfums both for women and men, which narrate memories from different cultures.
Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, of Corsican origin, is born in Morocco. His childhood and youth was divided between the Moroccan countryside - on the land of his parents, in the midst of their citrus plantation - and the Corsican maquis, in the family house in the French town Cuttoli Corticchiato.
He studied chemical analysis of fragrant plants and attended the prestigious perfumers education ISIPCA at Versailles.
In addition to the creation and management of Parfum d'Empire, he is also a teacher for novice perfumers at ISIPCA. Demanding as he is in the choice of natural plant extracts, he set up a production unit of essential oils in 2000 in Madagascar, which he often visits.
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