“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”
We’re all aware how Christmas is an amazing and exciting celebration and a wonderful time of the year, but sometimes it can be the most difficult time of the year. You know where I’m trying to get to. Shopping for gifts.
You’re other half says “I don’t need anything!”, yet you know it’s not true and there’s always something she or he might wish for. Then there are your other friends and people in your life. Unless you’re very fortunate with people who tell you exactly what they wish for Christmas, it will be hard. However even the idea of knowing in advance isn’t the most romantic or mysterious moment because it takes away the magic of Christmas, right?
To myself, packaging is also very important. Rather than just offering a gift in a regular wrapping paper, the gifting moment should be an experience, and event that should be enjoyed. Never underestimate the sheer fun of unwrapping presents. Sometimes, quantity can mean quality, when it’s a bunch of small individually wrapped items.
When finding the perfect gift for someone, the idea of luxury is always important to me. A gift that has class and looks beautiful is always going to stand out more. Creating a memory out of this experience is something worth figuring out and I know for sure that memories are associated with fragrances in general.
Probably my first memories are also associated with particular fragrances.
Since I was quite young, before my teens, I got the chance to travel to interesting places around the world, and even today when I feel a particular fragrance I’m taken back to those places of my childhood, memories of people I met and experiences I lived.
There is no experience without a fragrance, or a smell that will take you back in time. So that’s why sometimes I look at perfumes as time capsules, as they catch a moment in time forever, and lock it in your system, taking you back every time.
I still remember how my first fragrance was such a “big thing” to me, and I definitely remember all the moments around it. That’s why gifting a perfume has to be a moment that will define your relationship with that person and will set your friendship in a happy, positive place.
In my search for the perfect gift, I also used social media to make things easier for me. I was lucky to find out about the fragrances from Morreale, which I wasn’t familiar with and wanted to know more about them.
Once I started exploring their website and finding out more about their story and what they stand for, I realised that the brand not only aspires but succeds in being a quintessentially Belgium perfume brand, with it’s fragrances made in France and distributed from Belgium. As wel all know, the first perfume was born in France, so having that as a source is always a guarantee for premium quality in terms of fragrance choice.
“Morreale” for Men is a fantastic ‘Eau de Parfum that will give you both great strength and self-confidence. The mixture of scents will suit your skin. The components are guaranteed 100% authentic. The scents are bergamot, jasmine, vetiver, white musk.
What I also loved about the fragrance is also the packaging and the presentation,turning the gift into a beautiful experience. It comes in a consistent quantity, yet a discreet gift, not too opulent yet not too simple, so it’s the perfect combination between a luxury gift and a casual every day utility.
It’s important to understand how to wear this fragrance and to definitely let it be as it is, not mix it with other elements, because it is so specific. The brand started from a vivid dream of the creative director and it turned into a beautiful reality.
When I picked my Morreale Fragrance for a Christmas gift, I knew it was going to be a success, not only for the natural notes in it, but also for the Morreale experience.
It is important to know that this luxury brand sustains charities and has developed a high luxury fragrance of which profits go to charities.
The high luxury fragrance describes itself as BILLIONAIRE “Men Privé” with a starting price 10,000 Euros, amazing, private and unique large bottles of great perfumes with precious stones (choice between diamonds, rubies, emerald, sapphire) .
Not familiar with the notes of the fragrance? Here are a few tips which will help you understand the fragrance before purchasing.
The first time anyone smells fresh bergamot, they usually have one comment, “Earl Grey!” We associate its peppery scent so much with the flavored black tea that it’s hard to picture bergamot as anything else. In reality, it’s a small citrus of the Citrus bergamia variety, and its fragrant essence that ends up in our tea and perfume is cold-pressed from the peel of unripe fruit
Russian tarragon smells like sweet grass, with little-to-no liquorice/anise smell. French tarragon will smell distinctly like anise.
Geranium is used often as a replacement or extender for rose in many rose scents. Many essential oil fragrances are actually geranium based.
The term “amber” is loosely used to describe a scent that is warm, musky, rich and honey-like, and also somewhat earthy. It can be synthetically created or derived from natural resins, which gives it a woody- like smell.
Vetiver is a tropical grass that is native to India – its common name is derived from Tamil. Today, however, 80 per cent of the vetiver oil used commercially comes from Haiti. The oil is extracted from the roots while the upper part of the plant is a useful animal feed – in India it is also used to make blinds. It is one of the finest perfumes known, with a woody earthiness that has made it a favourite since ancient times – and currently it is an important ingredient in around a fifth of all male fragrances. Its’ smokiness is very masculine and has been likened to incense and cigars. Its complex chemical make-up means that currently there is no synthetic substitute available.
So that is the fragrance chart, with a short description of the elements of the Morreale fragrance. It’s definitely notable how amazingly well those elements came together in one fragrance and even though you will find those components on other fragrances, it is actually interesting to see that few have combined those together such beautifully and with the perfect amount from each.
Until next time, hope you enjoy the Morreale experience and check out all their work!