Tomas Maier’s vision for Bottega Veneta’s new fragrance, Knot, conjures an escape to the Italian Riviera. Situated in the lush hills there is a home, a sanctuary from reality, overlooking the sparkling sea.
The interior is illuminated by sunlight streaming in through its windows, which are open wide, ushering in a bracing saltwater breeze tinged with the scent of peonies from the garden and the redolence of clementine trees from the hills nearby and afar, combined with the essence of freshly laundered linens. In the bedroom sits a woman, captured in the moment, savoring both time and place. This vision elicits a distinct memory fusing certain particularities not soon to be forgotten, an instant where you are transported for as long as you allow.
A Signature Twist
As with Bottega Veneta’s signature fragrance, the Knot’s bottle is inspired by Venetian glasswork and the traditional Italian carafe, having naturally evolved unto itself. Combining soft, rounded curves and powerful lines, the bottle is an object of timeless beauty and pleasing simplicity. The bottle’s oro matte cap is its most distinctive design element; as the fragrance’s name is an homage to Bottega Veneta’s beloved Knot clutch, Tomas Maier designed the cap to echo the bag’s iconic knot-shaped closure. The result is a vessel with the luxurious feel of the finest of jewelry.
First impressions are shaped by an exotic and bright Clementine Tree accord, based on mandarin, limette, neroli and orange flower. At the fragrance’s heart are intense notes of lavender, a key aspect and unusual addition that lends to the uniqueness of the fragrance, gesturing toward the green hills, and the sense of crispness reminiscent of freshly laundered linens within an Italian seaside home. Rich floral notes of rose and peony provide lush sensuality, while musk and Tonka bean serve as a counterpoint to the fruity notes while embuing a lingering texture and earthiness. All together, the bright, floral fragrance is meticulously layered to offer an unexpected, delightful experience; an identity of its own, that is destined to leave a lasting memory.
Knot is available as EDP 75ml (AED 525) and 50ml (AED411) at Paris Gallery.