Sunday, August 19, 2007

Nobile 1942

The year was 1942, and a man had decided to start a new business. With the war at his doorstep and at the nerve center of a nation in turmoil was...Rome.

Umberto Nobile, a name that has always been synonymous with luxury fragrances, continued pursuing his passion, his lifelong vocation. The ultimate journey led to the creation of a very classy fragrance that is not for the uninitiated nor the timid. "Supreme seduction turned into fragrance" means wear this at your own risk! The perfume is amazingly powerful and wears for 8-10 hours.

ONTEVECCHIO W is a bold perfume with top notes of bergamot and mandarin and jasmine. The heart is distinguished by lush floral notes of rose, ylang-ylang and lotus. The dry down is a blend of citus, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla. The sillage is truly beyond belief with this fragrance. The second time I tested it, I was busy cleaning our home as we had a group of special friends coming the next evening for dinner. As the party was concluding, one of the guests asked to have a brief tour of our new home. As we were in the master guest suite on the lower level, I could not believe that PonteVecchio W was still clinging in the I had not been in this room for over 24 hours. Powerful indeed!!

PonteVecchio W A sophisticated, high energy floral with very seductive nuances. This is for seriously romantic encounters and could be too strong for the office if not used sparingly. Think mystery. Think seduction. Think PonteVecchioW.

NOBILE 1942 fragrances contain essential oils obtained through natural processes of steeping, filtering, and distillation. This results in a lengthy production process, but your patience is rewarded by heightened aromas and tenacious fragrances that maintain their substance and full body. In addition to PonteVecchioW, AnonimoVeneziano (for women) and PonteVecchio (for men) are available.

The patience of a craftsman is required in producing these fragrances. Once all of the ingredients have been blended, the mixture is left to rest for one month before it can be considered a fragrance ready to be bottled. The Italian tradition of creating fine fragrances is evidenced in the devotion that this small company adheres to in bringing you Nobile 1942.

All NOBILE 1942 products come with a seal that certifies their originality, and even the bottling, labeling, and packaging are done by hand with the care and dedication of a true craftsman. Stefania and her husband Massimo create their fragrances in a small laboratory in Italy, using natural essential oils that are purchased in Grasse. They produce the perfume and let it macerate in alcohol like a very good bottle of wine . They believe that their fragrance is 'alive' and that it changes not only in response with the type of skin but also with the temperature and the blood pressure of your body. "You can tell the difference from one person who is very active and anxious. The wood notes come out immediately even if they are not part of the top notes. In a quite person the flower notes come out before."

They are currently selling their perfumes in Italy and throughout the world in very selective channels. Don't expect discount e-tailers or U.S. brick and mortar stores to be glutting the market with their products. They plan to be as cautious about who sells their fragrances as the ingredients used in their manufacturing. The vision of Noble 1942 is to provide very qualitative products for a few people who love perfumes made with precious materials.

Send Stefani an email at: for additional information and to find out where you can purchase these rare and seductive fragrances for your own collection.