On a particularly dark, cold, late winter night on the very cusp of spring, Paolo and Tiziana were in Palermo with their grandfather Guglielmo and the whole family. In the city the festivities for the Solstice were being prepared and the people were animated by that confident euphoria that precedes great events, full of expectation for the blessing of the new harvest, fruit of their hard work in the fields. Luck, they said, was coming to town and so they lit up the darkness with fires and the streets with the color and hypnotic perfumes of flowers.
The sky was the blackest of blacks and a light mist hid the steps of the children as they ventured out into the alleys between the baroque palaces to see the bonfires that brightened the valley with long tongues of fire, their crackling breaking the uncanny silence that lay upon the city. Their grandfather traced the outline of a constellation suspended in the heavens that is only visible on the darkest of nights.
The vault of the heavens looked like a black cloak that had enveloped the entire milky way, but Guglielmo skillfully began to point out tiny luminous dots that seemed distant at first but grew steadily in intensity, becoming ever more beautiful and mysterious as the children stared at them. Lince is in fact famous for being a constellation full of double stars, pulsating like a beacon in the night, sending signals to travelers and dreamers.
Wrapped in this dark sky the scent of the flowers strewn on the streets for the festivities pulsed lush and hypnotic, whisking the children away on a dreamlike journey as if on the wings of the hippogriff that had once lived here in Sicily!
Lince opens with the freshness of Sicilian citrus fruits, bergamot and orange emerge emphasized by grapefruit all imbued the hypnotic power of absinthe, tempered by the unusual touch of star anise seed and green tea. The rapidly beating heart that follows this sparkling head in rapid succession opens with the soothing scent of flowers. A seductive and sensual fragrance where, among others, precious Jasmine Absolute with Bulgarian Rose and Royal Iris stand out from the carpet of typical regional fruits such as Fig and Neroli. The structure’s strength is based on a persuasive and intensely seductive foundation, where the sweetness of precious vanilla is combined with Indian sandalwood and musk.