Nox by Angela Ciampagna

Dance in the solstice.

Nox (meaning night) was designed to encapsulate the scent of the Italian coastal village of Atri at night time. When it’s wrapped in shroud of darkness the smell of the the sea salt swans up through the hills and alleys of the village coalescing with the centuries old stone and wood of the local architecture.

It’s a wonderfully unique and mineral smelling scent that fuses a salt accord with hinoki wood and a distinct sense of age old rock as if you’ve wandered into a damp cave to escape a sudden torrent of biblical rain.

Please note: only the 100ml bottles come with the ornate rosario lid (pictured).

The 50ml bottles do not.

 

Luca Turin on Nox: "I was struck by the fact that Ciampagna’s website bravely mentions “woods and notes that recall moulds”, not the sort of thing that would be considered on-message at LVMH. Nox is a clever accord of dry woods and what is irritatingly called a salt accord in contemporary perfumery, i.e. a vaguely mineral, almost musty leather note. Nox smells like a cool vaulted crypt in which mass was recently performed. Lovely stuff."