I was hunting for this perfume for about a year. Why hunting you ask? Just because I’m not ready to buy it for full price. I’m watching closely when trusted sites would sell it with a significant discount – if it happens I consider my hunt success!
Usual price range of $200-$250 to get this perfume for $112 I think its very good hunt!
So this is how Italian perfumer explain inspiration behind the name
“The most carefree and joyful stop on this incredible journey is the beautiful Sicily, where History, Art and Nature are intertwined in an enchanting sea of emotions. Wild beaches, ancient ruins and squares surrounded by baroque buildings frame this Mediterranean place that embodies one of the most mysterious and, at the same time, oldest of Italian beauties.
All the colourful sounds of Sicily are enclosed in this exquisite perfume extract. You will find delicious fruits paired with sublime smelling flowers, before reverberating in the fragrant wood of Mediterranean plants, harmoniously contrasted with the spices that surround Syracuse and the beautiful Ortigia Island. This creation was a journey to the origin, but then, on reflection, it was a vertiginous dream that characterises the graceful spirit of a cool midsummer night, in front of a bonfire by the sea, singing and playing the guitar with travelling companions and with those who we always carry in our hearts even if they are physically faraway.
Arethusa is a character from Greek mythology, daughter of Nereus and Doris. The god Alpheus, son of the god Oceanus, fell in love with her while spying on her bathing naked.
However, Arethusa fled from his attentions, surviving on the island of Ortigia, in Syracuse, where the goddess Artemis turned her into a stream. Zeus, moved by the pain of Alpheus, turned him into a river, allowing him, from the Peloponnese, in Greece, to travel all over the Ionian Sea to join his beloved stream. Even today, the myth lives on, on the island of Ortigia, thanks to the so-called Arethusa Stream, a body of water that flows into the Great Harbour of Syracuse.”
TOP NOTES: Orange, Ginger, Plum, Fig, Pink Grapefruit, Sagebrush
MIDDLE NOTES: Red Sandalwood, Jasmine, Rose, Saffron, Grapefruit, Orange Blossom, Sandalwood, Pomegranate, Heather
BASE NOTES: Patchouli – Vetiver, Sweetgum, Leathery Notes, Arbutus, Marine Cistus,
Salt, White Sand, Oleander, Broom