The production of modern perfumes in Italy has deep roots. It is one of the best creators and manufacturers of perfume products and a significant part of the designers, working for most of the world-famous brands, are Italian.
Italian perfume-makers prefer floral and fruity notes as well as some spices and aromatic herbs. Prominent representatives of Italian perfumery in the development of world-renowned names in the perfume industry are:
The Italian fashion company was founded in Rome in 1884 thanks to Sotirio Bulgari. In Italy, Bulgari means “Bulgarians” or people of Bulgarian descent. For more than 130 years, the brand has been famous not only for luxury fashion, leather goods, accessories, jewellery and perfumes, but also owns luxury hotels.
Most famous for women: BLV, Pour Femme, Jasmin Noir, Opera Prima, Rose Essentielle, Voile de Jasmin, Goldea, Omnia.
Most famous for men: BLV Notte Pour Homme, Extreme, Aqva, Bvlgari Man.
2. Dolce & Gabbana
D&G is a luxury Italian fashion house founded in 1985 by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The duo had instant success with its screaming and sexy models. The famous Italian brand, besides clothing, bags, shoes and sunglasses, does not forget one of the most important accessories – the aroma.
The D&G perfumes are made from dozens of carefully selected fragrances and the choice meets the needs of all consumers.
The first D&G perfume with its simple name – Dolce & Gabbana for Women – was launched in 1992. It was followed by a masculine version of the fragrance. The brand has launched a series of perfumes over the years, with the most successful highlighting the Light Blue line for men and women. In 2009, D&G released the Anthology series, which is inspired by tarot cards and behind it stand some world’s most famous faces in fashion.
Most famous for women: Sicily, By for Women, D&G Pour Femme, Dolce, Light Blue, The One.
Most famous for men: K for Men, D&G Pour Homme Intenso, The One Desire, The One Grey, Velvet Incenso.
The brand was founded by the spouses Adele and Edoardo in 1925 as a shop in a small Greek town. For years of hard work, they have turned the company from the production of belts and small handbags into an international fashion elite.
Fendi is expanding its product range with accessories in the form of sunglasses, watches and perfumes that express the individuality of its owners. Women’s perfumes emphasize femininity with their fresh floral notes, while Fendi for men are woody.
Most famous for women: Asja Fendi, Celebration, Fantasia Fendi, Theorema, Furiosa, Palazzo, Fan di Fendi, L’Acquarossa.
Most famous for men:Theorema Uomo, Life Essence, Fan di Fendi Pour Homme.
4. Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani founded his company in 1975, which today offers men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, perfumes and a variety of cosmetic products. He is a world-famous Italian fashion designer known for his clean lines and stylish menswear. His unique style combines unobtrusiveness with a little extravagance.
His first perfume – Armani for Women – launched in 1982, marks the beginning of his success in perfumery. The masculine fragrance – Armani Acqua di Giò – or the feminine – Armani Si – are an eternal classic, an indelible mark on history and are constantly on the highest places of popularity in the charts.
Most famous for women: Si, Armani, Gio, Acqua di Gio, Mania, Emporio, Emporio Armani Diamonds, Idole d’Armani, Sensi.
Most famous for men: Acqua di Gio, Armani Attitude, Armani Code, Armani Mania, Armani Eau de d’Aromes.
The Italian fashion house was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci. It is a company known for its high-quality leather goods but during World War II when leather became a raw material, almost impossible to find, the innovative thinking of the designer saved the brand by expanding the company line with products made of different materials such as hemp, flax and jute.
Today, the brand is expanding its collections with other fashion accessories, cosmetics and perfumes. Among the most famous are the fragrant scent for men – Gucci Guilty – and the romantic scent for women – Gucci Bloom.
Most famous for women: Eau de Gucci, Gucci Accenti, L’Arte di Gucci, Envy, Bamboo, Bloom.
Most famous for men:Nobile, Gucci Pour Homme, Made to Measure, Guilty Black, Rush for Men.
The world-famous fashion house Prada has a very long history. It was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada. The brand’s first store opened in Milan offering leather goods and travel bags. Today, the brand offers handbags, travel bags, shoes, women’s and men’s fashion as well as perfumes.
The scents – Prada L’Homme and La Femme – reveal the two sides of a coin, masculinity and femininity, strength and tenderness. Brilliant idea, specific technique and exclusive ingredients – the typical Prada scent uses all these elements.
Most famous for women: Prada, Prada La Femme, Infusion d’Amande, L’Eau Ambree, Amber.
Most famous for men: Prada L’Homme, Infusion d’Homme, Luna Rossa, Prada Man, Amber.
7. Roberto Cavalli
Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli is a world-famous figure in the fashion industry known for his sexy designs with exotic and animal prints. Today the brand offers women’s and men’s fashion, underwear, accessories, perfumes and even vodka!
His first perfume – Roberto Cavalli for Women – was launched in 2002 and is a true reflection of the designer’s provocative style. The perfumes created by Cavalli complement the glamorous Italian lifestyle that he successfully portrays with his fashion creations.
Most famous for women: Anniversary, Roberto Cavalli, Florence, Just Cavalli Her, Paradiso.
Most famous for men: Just Cavalli Blue, Just Cavalli Him, Roberto Cavalli Black, Uomo.
8. Salvatore Ferragamo
The brand was named after its founder and is one of the most prominent brands in fashion and perfumery today. In his youth, he emigrated to America and opened his first shoe store in Hollywood itself, but later moved his studio back to his native Italy at the Palazzo Spini Feroni in Florence, where the brand’s main headquarters is to this day.
Each Salvatore Ferragamo perfume combines authenticity, elegance, sophisticated style, creativity and innovation.
Most famous for women: Signorina, Amo Ferragamo, Attimo, Emozione, F by Ferragamo, Incanto.
Most famous for men: Acqua Essenziale, Attimo Pour Homme, F by Ferragamo Black, Uomo S. Ferragamo.
Versace men’s and women’s perfumes reflect passion, seduction, temptation and Italian temperament. Each of the unique fragrances of the brand is the work of a famous master perfumer, a perfectly made fragrant composition. The first Versace fragrance – Gianni Versace for Women – was launched on the market in 1981 and today the brand’s assortment has more than 50 toiletries.
Most famous for women: Crystal Noir, Versense, Bright Crystal, Eros Pour Femme, Couture Jasmime, Vanitas, Yellow Diamond.
Most famous for men: Eros, Jeans Couture Man, Versace Man, Versace Pour Homme, Versus Uomo.
The Italian fashion house Valentino was founded by the famous designer Valentino Garavani in 1960 in Rome. Two years later, he opened his own studio in Florence – the fashion capital of the time. After this success, Valentino’s clients became upper-class ladies.
P. S: Valentino even created a series of mourning gowns for Jacqueline Kennedy, the first widowed lady of the United States. She was so impressed with the design of the dresses that years later, she asked Valentino to make the wedding dress she wore at her wedding.
Most famous for women: Valentino Gold, Rock’n Dreams, V for Women, Valentina, Valentino Donna.
Most famous for men: V Pour Homme, Valentino Uomo, Very Valentino for Men.