by Adriana Zingone
The last 12 july three new Bottega Veneta floral fragrances, Parco Palladiano VII, VIII and IX, complement the collection, capturing particular moments and experiences in a Palladian garden at springtime.
A collection of exclusive fragrances for women and men inspired by the Palladian gardens of the Veneto region of Italy, where Bottega Veneta was founded in 1966. Designed by sixteenth-century Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, the villas and their gardens offer a dream of life- classical architecture merges with landscape to create a perfectly balanced vision, ever evolving as the season pass.
Tomas Maier says: Palladio is a source of endless inspiration for me in many ways. My father was an architect who studied the work of Palladio, so his teachings have always been part of my life even before I started as creative director at Bottega Veneta. Palladio was an artisan as well as an architect who sought balance and harmony in everything. The collection was introduced in 2016 with the first six fragrances and today it has a total of fifteen fragrances.
The six new Parco Palladiano fragrances were presented on a labyrinth installation immersed in the park of the villa. The day ended with a gala dinner at Palazzo Grassi, 18th century museum of contemporary art, the Pinault Collection’s Venetian headquarters. On July 13th the experience culminated with a special olfactory laboratory at the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi and a visit to the picturesque Burano island located in the Venice Lagoon.There were guests dressed Bottega Veneta: Julia e Sylvia Haghjoo, Linda Tol, Marc Forne, Guido Milani, Niki Wu, Alice Gao, Christie Tyler, Lisa Dengler, Zahra Khalil, Ahmad Daabas, Anny Fan e Shini Park.