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These comfortable and colorful Zabattigli shoes are stitched oneby-one in our ‘bottega’ in the pittoresque village of Anacapri on the Mediterranean island of Capri. The secret of their creation has been preciously handed over to us by maestro Costanzo Ruggiero, the last remaining artisan of his generation. Conform to tradition it still takes over fifty steps to make a Zabattigli shoe.
The insole and upper parts are made of the best natural textiles such as GOTS-certified organic cotton and natural bamboo. This allows feet to breath and experience a pure sensation of softness. The jute midsole and vulcanized outsole offer natural suppleness and complete relaxation. Besides unmatched comfort and quality, a Zabattigli shoe distinguishes itself through its gracious cord around the sole.
Zabattigli were adored by Agnelli, Ferragamo, JFK jr and Jackie, Greta Garbo or Grace Kelly for their understated elegance. Today Zabattigli shoes are the expression of that famous style and a testimony of Capri’s love for beauty.
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author: Xenofon Enchanted
For most men, selecting a personal fragrance is eerily akin to picking out a piece of jewelry. The man has little idea what he’s doing or even where to even begin… other than looking within a specified price range. This general lack of olfactory knowledge is a shame, as the fragrance decision, while not on par with selecting a wife or career, does play a role in a man’s interactions, first impressions and confidence. So, with the importance of fragrance knowledge clearly making “scents” to you now, here’s everything you need to “nose” about fragrances (sorry).
WHAT IS A PERSONAL FRAGRANCE?
A personal fragrance is simply a mixture of essential oils and other good stuff blended together to create a scent significantly better than a person’s stripped-down body odor. In ye’ olden days, fragrances were used primarily by the wealthy to mask the B.O. (deodorants weren’t in vogue yet) resulting from infrequent bathing. So essentially, the whole fragrance industry was created to make sure certain folks didn’t reek.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FRAGRANCES
Parfum, Cologne, EDT? How’s a gent to know the difference as they’re all things in cans that can be sprayed or dabbed on? Well, there is a difference and the variation lies in the product’s concentration. Concentration determines how strong the scent of the fragrance is and the stronger the concentration, the more intensely noticeable the fragrance is and the longer it will last on the body.
By and large, guys tend to “concentrate” less than women, using mostly Eau de Cologne (EdC). Here are the different types of fragrances and their respective concentration levels:
• Eau de Parfum (EdP): 10-20% (typical 15%)
• Eau de Toilette (EdT): 5-15% (typical 10%)
• Eau de Cologne (EdC): 3-8% (typical 5%)
• Splash and after shave: 1-3%
Under the starry night, there is a library with tall exquisite bookcases. If you walk in your senses will get wild. The scents will take you away. There are no books on the selves just bottles. As you linger around you will meet great men and women, like George Sand, Casanova, Marquis de Sand and Caesar saying “Veni, Vidi, Vici”, you will find great treasures like petroleum, you will visit places like the famous Moulin Rouge or the music hall and flowers that will allure you and lead you to your dangerous pleasures like tuberose. Then you will faint and come back to reality just to realize that you are in Histoires de Parfums.
Histoire de Parfums is a novel about famous characters, raw materials and mythical years. It obeys to no rule other than pure imagination, luxury, nobility and creativity. It’s a sensitive and sensual story of the French perfumery know-how. And it’s author? No one else than Gérald Ghislain. Born in the South of France and brought up in Morocco, he grew up in all Mediterranean scents and refined his nose through gastronomy. He is rich in temperament and romantic, which is exactly what you get from his perfumes. An epitome of refined luxury and discovery, through the eyes of a man with an old dream of perfumery.
author: Xenofon Enchanted
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