Ermenegildo Zegna Launches Essenze Eau de Parfum

Ermenegildo Zegna launched its 5-piece collection of perfumes, with notes ranging from Italian bergamot to a denser Indonesian oud. A nod to the label’s heritage, a few scents are derived from Italian products — iris and bergamot, and another general Mediterranean neroli.

Elegant and polished, each of the perfumes has a distinguished angle. Starting off light, the collection progresses into heavier scents as if going from day to night. While all the scents may be worn throughout the day, there is a particular morning freshness in “Italian bergamot” and peppery exotism in “Madras cardamom” suitable for the night.

Alessandro Sartori, Zegna’s Artistic Director, worked directly with perfumer Pierre Negrin on the first four scents and Marie Salagne on the last scent. Negrin, a photography lover, loves capturing the essence of a product. In fact, he created “Italian Bergamot” from bergamot harvested in Zegna’s private reserve in Calabria. Negrin’s signature is quite tender and very intentional in all his creations. Salagne, on the other hand, is an experimental and edgy Parisian with a defined kick in her creations perfectly wrapping off the Zegna collection.

Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Eau De Parfum is available at select Zegna boutiques and Bloomingdale’s now.