What does a magnolia laced with Mediterranean sun rays smell like? The iconic Italian house Acqua di Parma answered this question with the new Signatures of the Sun perfume collection and Magnolia Infinita, in which famous fragrance notes such as lemon, musk, rose, and, of course, magnolia is enhanced and reinterpreted.

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I have written about the magnolia as a flower of exceptional beauty and heavenly smell. Its long history stretches back to the Incas, and it is now found all over the world. With reason, for it is impossible to resist this magical flower. Even animals are not immune to the abundance it provides, and bees are especially fond of magnolia since its blossoms are rich in pollen.

Magnolia Infinita perfume expresses the dual natural and magical alchemical blend of citrusy, hesperidic undertones and enchanting florals that characterize the magnolia flower.

Magnolia Infinita opens with an explosion of citrus notes like bergamot, lemon, and orange. The lemon is the most dominant, and it is so fresh, almost organic, that it is a true “refreshment” in the sea of synthetic citrus that we have on the perfume market today. This lemon is nothing like that; it smells so natural as if you cut a slice of Sicilian lemon while sunbathing on the coast of Italy.

Following the fresh start, flowery notes emerge, reminiscent of a modest but passionate performance by a chamber orchestra. Only a few instruments (notes) are used: rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, and magnolia, but they are carefully chosen and distinct. Their translucency and summery spirit remind me of the cult perfume L’Eeu d’Issey, which I still wear anytime I need a bit of brightness and the youthful enthusiasm it conjures up. It’s a painting of floral and citrus notes, similar to L’Eau d’Issey and Magnolia Infinita, that provides optimism to dreary, urban everyday life.

Magnolia Infinita’s creation answered, “with flying colors” to the task of portraying the complexity and richness of magnolia’s natural scent, similar to the Miyako by Auphorie perfume, which beautifully captured the multifaceted character of osmanthus, which unites the aromas of apricot, flower, and leather.

Although this fragrance is called Magnolia, it is unisex, in my view. I can envision any male wearing a casual linen shirt, jeans, and Italian moccasins, meandering around the city in a cloud of Magnolia Infinita, and enjoying the ease and simplicity of living. Magnolia Infinita could be your new favorite scent if you want to move (and feel) like the summer breeze.

[Fragrance notes] top notes: lemon, orange, bergamot; middle notes: magnolia, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang; base notes: musk, patchouli.

[Fragrance group] floral citrus.