TRY BEFORE YOU FLY DISCOVERY BOX: Merchant of Venice Rosa Moceniga


Alluringly feminine, a sparkling opening of green lemon infused with blackcurrant leaves and rose petals beckons you forth to explore a beautiful garden as it blossoms in scent on your skin.

Creamy and delicate, the magnolia and lotus flower add a dreamily cool shade to the rose absolute in the heart, while vanilla absolute, whisper-soft musk, white cedar and amber crystals tingle at the base for a trail that puts us in mind of skin still warm from the sun of a blissful day.

The arrival of the Chinese rose known as ‘Rosa Moceniga’ in Europe dates back to the Napoleonic Era when Josephine Bonaparte shared her highly treasured rose with her friend Lucietta Mocenigo, wife to the Count Alvise Mocenigo.

Instantly falling in love with the pink petalled flower, Lucietta vowed to grow a garden bursting with the blossoms in Alvispoli – indeed she so successful with the species that, although it remains very difficult to find elsewhere in the world, it still grows there (as planted by Lucietta) to this very day!

Rosa Moceniga is your perfume passport to a scent adventure with the Merchant of Venice range – and one we feel sure you’ll be taking again and again…

Merchant of Venice Rosa Moceniga from £120 for 100ml eau de parfum
Buy it at House of Fraser

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