Scent is one of the most evocative sensory experiences – it's a phenomenon we will never tire of exploring. In this Uncovered we're drawn to consider how this remarkable aspect of perfumery is not only fascinating, but also deeply romantic.
We find that our most sensual and intimate moments, and the deepest emotions that come with them, are particularly enhanced by scent. Whether it's receiving a meaningful gift from an admirer, eyes meeting across the dancefloor, or the intense rush of first love, we can get caught up in the feeling of the moment – it's sometimes only afterwards that we realise how profound it was. But when a scent is associated with it, we can recall it again and again, in all its vivid detail.
As part of the olfactory exploration of our perfume collection, we'd love for you to get to know the story behind four of our popular perfumes– and the sensual La Perla women who might wear them. Which one shares your vision of romance?
The Villa Sorrento woman's lifelong romance is with life itself – and she's in love with every moment.
Delightfully carefree, the Villa Sorrento woman's lifelong romance is with life itself – and she's in love with every moment. Her joyful spirit is enlivened by beautiful sunlit locations and spontaneous gatherings with her closest friends. The conversation will be sparkling and refreshing, like zesty green mandarin and grapefruit. She dreams of exploring every corner of the world, but is recharged by the blissful amber-infused warmth and the neroli-blossom shade of this romantic villa’s terrace walls, making fragrant memories of moments shared.
When temptation presents itself, the About That Night woman will never deny herself the opportunity for a thrill.
When temptation presents itself, the About That Night woman will never deny herself the opportunity for a thrill. Her sensual, musky fragrance evokes fresh memories of all her romantic impulses – and indulging them. The stimulating union of masculine lavender and feminine orange blossom is all she needs to relive the pleasure, in delicious detail, of her most exhilarating tryst. With the fulfilling dry down of vanilla, she got all that she wanted from that night – so why would she need to see him again?
The Let the Dance Begin woman loves to be noticed from across the room – but always makes the first move herself.
When they catch her eye, it's as intoxicating and suggestive as the fragrance of cardamom. The Let the Dance Begin woman loves to be noticed from across the room – but always makes the first move herself. It's not all about what's seen, however. Her sensory perception is exquisitely sensitive, with touch and scent bringing deep meaning to every romantic moment she experiences. As she initiates the dance, heady tuberose sets pulses racing. With her passionate warmth, like sandalwood, the desire to come even closer is irresistible.
Possibilities are tantalising and seductive, and the Possibilities woman knows what amusement can be had.
Possibilities are tantalising and seductive, and the Possibilities woman knows what amusement can be had. As she plays with a hybrid of velvety freesia and rose, it's all just a hide and seek game to her – after all, there's nothing wrong with wanting to be the centre of attention. A single glance, and an intense rush of vanilla, promises a stranger a million things. Then, a trail of amber has seduced all in her path, drawing them in closer. It's only when she leaves that they wonder: was it all just for fun? Perhaps. That's for her to know, and them to find out.
This is just a selection of our beautiful collection of fragrances. There are so many other emotions and memories to explore.