28 May 2014

  • Giambattista Valli’s career in fashion began under the watchful eye of some of the industry’s top designers in Rome. The draw of the city he loved since his first visit in his teens was great, and in 1997 he moved to Paris, from where he would join the ranks of his mentors as a top international designer. His natural flair and hard work led to the launch of his own fashion house and his first shop in 2004. A decade later, Valli is now globally renowned for his feminine, romantic and dramatic dresses that experiment with proportion and volume.

    In 2010, Valli, a longtime fan of Cire Trudon candles that would frequently flicker in his studio, approached the world’s oldest candle maker to create a signature candle for his fashion house. And so Rose Poivrée was born of the union. Fusing Tuscan black pepper with rose, Lily of the Valley, tangerine, and base notes of sandalwood, the resulting scent was as stunning and exquisite as Valli’s acclaimed collections. Sold exclusively in Valli’s Parisian boutique on rue Boissy d’Anglas, the candle quickly gained a loyal following among French fashionistas.

    Four years on, and the union is reborn with Rose Poivree being relaunched internationally and the creation of a new scented candle, Positano.

    Like the designs he is celebrated for, Valli drew inspiration for the new scent from his Italian heritage. Positano is a small, colourful village perched on the stunning Amalfi coastline overlooking glistening waters. The picturesque village, loved by Valli and adorned with the beautiful flowers and scents of gardenia, orange blossom, jasmine, magnolia, tuberose, and lily, was the natural inspiration for his second collaboration.

    Both special edition Valli floral-scented Cire Trudon candles burn for over 55 hours and are made of natural vegetable wax.

    Share in some of Giambattista Valli’s creative genius by surrounding yourself with the scents that inspire him.