In Fieri Perfume | Hotel Vesuvius
Perfumer: Enrico Buccella for in Fieri
Country of origin: Italy
Olfactory notes: java vetiver, birch, cedar, sandalwood, pine, violet, musk, oud.
30 ml handcrafted extrait de parfum
The inspiration behind the scent:
In 79 A.D., the naval commander and prolific author Pliny the Elder watched Vesuvius erupt. Pliny, who led a rescue effort by sea, was killed by one of the volcano’s surges of gas and rock; his nephew, Pliny the Younger, provided the only surviving eyewitness account of the destruction of Pompeii.
An excerpt from Pliny's Letters - Eruption of Mt Vesuvius
"On the morning of the ninth day before September, I was told of an unusual cloud for its shape and size. After taking a cold bath, he rested in the sun, studying. He asked for his shoes and walked to the highest part of the town to observe the extraordinary phenomenon. A new cloud was approaching, and it was unclear where it was coming from. The cloud rose among the trees, like pine with large branches, and then fell on its own weight, becoming larger: sometimes black, sometimes white for the dust and ashes it was carrying."