My grandmother, who was the inspiration for Villa of the Mysteries Perfume, owned an apothecary and a perfumery in her village near Naples, Italy, where she made fragrances and remedies from plants and herbs.
She kept her perfume and apothecary “recipes” in a special notebook, and many years later it was handed down to me. All of our fragrances are based on my grandmother's timeless "recipes" and this heritage is what makes us unique. Through Villa of the Mysteries, I strive reinterpret her formulas with a more modern touch, while keeping the link to her original formulations, to honor her original creations.
Along with our heritage, the types of fragrances we produce also makes us unique. We've done market research around our products and the one thing we heard most often from people in response to our fragrances was "I've never smelled anything like this before!"
We use essential oils, absolutes, and CO2 extracts for all of our products. All of our ingredients are natural, and wherever possible organic. Everything we produce is hand-crafted, developed, and hand-poured in our studio. We use a lot of resins, incenses, and woods in our fragrances, and our palette of ingredients is the same as that sourced by ancient Mediterranean perfumers.
- Veni Vidi Vici - Lavender and blue cypress give this fragrance a clean, spa-like feel.
- Domus Aurea - This slightly spicy floriental is comprised of rose, cinnamon and pink peppercorn notes.
- Fortes Fortuna Iuvat - A boozy, powdery, and warm fragrance featuring vanilla madagascar and juniper berry.
- Carthago Delenda Est - Dry and green with ecclesiastical overtones, this fragrance features fig, rose and calamus root.
- Delfina - A bright and citrusy fragrance with notes of grapefruit and atlas cedar.
- We'll be launching a new fragrance at Indie Beauty 2018, called Arcana Imperii (Secrets of the Empire), a dry, white woody floral. Notes include South African Geranium, Lavender Mailette, and White Cedar.
- We are experimenting with an oil-based all-over body fragrance, and hope to have samples available at Indie Beauty 2018.
- Also in 2018, we're going to introduce our custom perfumery service, which will allow perfume lovers to have their own personal fragrance crafted here in our Brooklyn NY studio.
Villa of the Mysteries Perfume
Brooklyn, NY 11233