• Sogno Reale

    to choose, to love, to dream.

Talismans Collezione Preziosa

‘All that we see or seem

is but a dream within a dream’

From ‘A Dream Within a Dream’ by Edgar Allen Poe

A visionary scent, pulled from the unconscious mind via an ocean of gauzy marine dreams. Sogno Reale brims with brine-leather, sea urchins and electrified air. Calm sea meet volcanic fumes, woods and sun-bright shock of lemon and bergamot. Warm rum and sweet, earthen patchouli swirl protectively around gentle tuberose and a quiet dose of hyraceum, warming its fur in the Mediterranean sun.  Sogno Reale is balm for the soul, a talisman dreamed into existence, the unconscious mind made extraordinary perfumed flesh.  

Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Marine/Iodine accords, Tuberose, Patchouli, Volcanic Olibanum, Hyraceum, Rum, Sandalwood, Styrax, Amber woods.

Perfumer: Amélie Bourgeois

Extrait de Parfum 100ml/ 3.4 fl OZNatural Spray

230 EUR

High concentration, unisex


The Packaging

Unique Sogno Reale juice is guarded in a heavy glass bottle (made in France) with the beige cap inspired by sea urchin and handmade from Raku ceramics by Tuscan Sculptor and Artist Alessandro Reggioli. The cap can be treated as a symbolic crown as Sogno Reale is is in a way the king of unconsciousness.

Around the bottle, there is real leather strip with mandala charm – the most alchemic and ancient symbol for expressing the depth. The mandala is designed for both saving and stimulating the fragrance – but it can be also worn separately to guard its owner.

The bottle is hidden in also handcrafted wooden box – signature symbol of all Mendittorosa scents. It is the exact replica of boxes used for art pieces transport, also designed by Alessandro Reggioli and officially licensed afterwards. Finally, each box is decorated with rope strap.

Talismans protect us and grant us power; they are private prayers we hold close and whisper to in the dark.  

We wash them in tears. In times of shadow and ash they remind us we are safe and loved, guided and sacred.

Talismans Collezione Preziosa is a collection of perfumed extracts worn as fetish and armour. Imbued with spirit, dark love, deep love, halo and perfumed divinity. Worn on skin, close and intimate, they ward off affliction, mischief and harm.

Naples is the motherlode, the fertile genesis of Talismans Collezione Preziosa. In the ancient shadow of rumbling Vesuvius, the earth sleeps and mutters darkly in dreams of fire-painted skies and embers.  Odours of ash, incineration and portent fill centuries of uncertainty.

Devil horns, prayers, amulets, numbers, cards, phalli, wind chimes and holy objects decorate houses and lives to ward off eruptions and the ascension/surge of hell from the ground.

Napoli, eye of the cyclone, devils heaven, a city that needs totems and rosaries, symbols, invocation and numbers. A city of beauty and hell, both sacred and profane.

Precious talismans are needed to protect us now more than ever.  Supplication and miracles, prayers and incantations for divine scented skin.  Odours of confrontation and beauty to comfort our precious souls.

Talismans Collezione Preziosa. Perfumes of fate and desire. Choose your protection. From The Fool and Journeyman of the Major Arcana, a dream of the sea’s embryonic embrace or the yearning vastness of a nebulous cosmos; there is a talisman to protect and love you.

Text: Alex Musgrave for Talismans

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