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11 may 2021
New Fragrance by Acqua di Parma: Bergamotto di Calabria La Spugnatura

The new fragrance revolves around the artisanship, the human touch, and the fullness of nature.

A project long nurtured by La Maison which has always loved to preserve the oldest and most valuable artisanal processes of the Italian micro-territories. The origin of this new fragrance is deeply rooted  in the bergamot fields of Calabria, where very few artisans in the world still practice the old sponging technique. A fascinating traditional process, which results in the complete manual extraction of the bergamot essence.

A true art that requires time and skilful, precise, delicate gestures. The artisan cuts each fruit in two equal halves with a well-sharpened knife. Then, using a utensil in the shape of a spoon called “cavatore”, he separates the skin from the pulp. Immediately after, the bergamot rinds are manually rubbed on sea sponges which thus absorb all the essence. In the final phase, the artisan squeezes the sponges full of essential oil with precise movements inside a terracotta container, in order to collect the precious scented liquid.

The limitedness and therefore the uniqueness of the essence depend on the human production capacity. Two artisans manage to go through between 75 to 100 kg of fruit in an hour and at least 200 kg are required to obtain one kilogram of essential oil. In one day of hard work, around 4 kg of essential oil are collected, but the result is inimitable. The sponge, malleable and soft in contact with the rind, preserves all the facets of the fruit and it is this unique sillage that distinguishes the Bergamotto di Calabria La Spugnatura.

For the first time, La Maison creates a porcelain bottle, which within the ceramic family, absolutely represents the most precious variety. An excellent piece of artisanship that is distinctive for the intense blue color obtained by adding cobalt in the mix.

The bottle is an artisan production and wholly characterized by the re-use of the water and the waste materials according to the principles of the circular economy, besides the natural mineral components of which it was made, produce a non-porous and non-polluting material for mankind and for the environment.

11 may
New Fragrance by Acqua di Parma: Bergamotto di Calabria La Spugnatura

The new fragrance revolves around the artisanship, the human touch, and the fullness of nature.

A project long nurtured by La Maison which has always loved to preserve the oldest and most valuable artisanal processes of the Italian micro-territories. The origin of this new fragrance is deeply rooted  in the bergamot fields of Calabria, where very few artisans in the world still practice the old sponging technique. A fascinating traditional process, which results in the complete manual extraction of the bergamot essence.

A true art that requires time and skilful, precise, delicate gestures. The artisan cuts each fruit in two equal halves with a well-sharpened knife. Then, using a utensil in the shape of a spoon called “cavatore”, he separates the skin from the pulp. Immediately after, the bergamot rinds are manually rubbed on sea sponges which thus absorb all the essence. In the final phase, the artisan squeezes the sponges full of essential oil with precise movements inside a terracotta container, in order to collect the precious scented liquid.

The limitedness and therefore the uniqueness of the essence depend on the human production capacity. Two artisans manage to go through between 75 to 100 kg of fruit in an hour and at least 200 kg are required to obtain one kilogram of essential oil. In one day of hard work, around 4 kg of essential oil are collected, but the result is inimitable. The sponge, malleable and soft in contact with the rind, preserves all the facets of the fruit and it is this unique sillage that distinguishes the Bergamotto di Calabria La Spugnatura.

For the first time, La Maison creates a porcelain bottle, which within the ceramic family, absolutely represents the most precious variety. An excellent piece of artisanship that is distinctive for the intense blue color obtained by adding cobalt in the mix.

The bottle is an artisan production and wholly characterized by the re-use of the water and the waste materials according to the principles of the circular economy, besides the natural mineral components of which it was made, produce a non-porous and non-polluting material for mankind and for the environment.

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