The Merchant of Venice launches Queen of the Night, a perfume dedicated to the Goddess of the Night and the link with ancient Egypt, to be discovered, for an exclusive experiential olfactory journey, in the luxury brand's Brera boutique in Milan.
In the tenth year since its foundation, The Merchant of Venice, the only high-end brand that celebrates Italian perfumery art, and in particular the Venetian one, the first to have created alcohol-based perfumes as we know them today, launches its most precious fragrance.
Queen of the Night is dedicated to the warrior queen Amanishaketo, who ruled Nubia between 10 B.C. and 1 BC., and her extraordinary treasure discovered in 1834 by Giuseppe Ferlini inside a pyramid in Sudan, including, in particular, a band bracelet that represents the goddess Nut, the Mother-Night, the one who regulates and guarantees order of the creation of the world.
Queen of the Night, eau de parfum concentrèe inspired by the Egyptian art of perfumes, is our most precious line thanks to the quality of its raw materials and the technology used.
(Marco Vidal, CEO The Merchant of Venice)
This jewel served as inspiration for the pendant (detachable and reusable) that decorates the precious perfume bottle and which was finished and painted by hand by a Venetian craftsman.
Queen of the Night reinterprets Kyphi, the traditional Egyptian perfume, in a contemporary key, opening with the top tones of spicy saffron embraced by the delicate floral notes of blue lotus flower and the warm essence of cinnamon, and then evolving with heart notes of amber, Kyphi and incense and closing with sandalwood, Tonka bean and myrrh.
Faithful to the ethical values of The Merchant of Venice, which also translate into a strong commitment to the environment through a sustainable production chain, the raw materials of Queen of the Night are signed ORPUR® by Givaudan, the best quality of natural ingredients at world.
The original flagship store of The Merchant of Venice in via Brera was conceived by Maestro Pier Luigi Pizzi, born in Brera, one of the most important theater set designers in the world, who also created the restyling of the Palazzo Mocenigo Museum in Venice with its Perfume Museum by The Merchant of Venice.
The boutique, which recalls the ancient pharmacies of the 16th century, pays homage to the icons of Milanese culture, such as the Brera Academy and the La Scala Theatre, without forgetting the origins of the brand recognizable in the glass decorations and the red color of the furniture that define the indisputable native bond with Venice.
Here, you can also try all the collections of The Merchant of Venice and purchase other gift ideas created by the brand’s artisan partners such as the NasonMoretti lanterns or the candles by Relight Venice.
The treasure of the warrior queen Amanishaketo is today preserved between the Egyptian State Museum in Munich and the Egyptian Museum in Berlin where the bracelet that served as inspiration for Queen of the Night is also located.