‘Cap Néroli ‘on the French Riviera’ is a tribute to the bitter-orange cultivation of the Côte d’Azur. I imagined the scent of a point of land running into the sea and having the sweet name of Cap Néroli!’ Patricia de Nicolaï.
This Eau de Toilette is a three-act play performed in a natural setting, like an open-air theatre perched on a hill plunging into the Mediterranean. The overture is a ballet of citrus enhanced with rosemary and mint, while a prelude of bitter-orange petitgrain essence heralds the arrival on stage of the majestic Neroli flower. Small in stature but powerful in scent, this radiant bloom is escorted by a bouquet of jasmine, ylang and eau de Brouts which come together in a delicated-paced choreography. Oakmoss, plus a hint of musk and amber, provide a finale like a bottle cast into the sea with an intoxicating message inside.