With Equistrius, the perfumer Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, a competition equestrian, pays tribute to Equistrius, the?bright and gleaming horse?? which helped him win his most glorious victories, to the legendary Roman Empire and to orris, one of the most precious raw materials used in perfumery. Well-known in Roman times, it was widely used in pharmacy because of its soothing and calming properties. In elegant and noble Equistrius, a scent truly fit for Roman Gods, the orris speaks majestically. This year brought us a whole plethora of iris scents, and we liked many of them, but it was the refined, enthralling aroma of Equistrius that took our hearts and minds captive. The fragrance combines powdery softness of?rice powder??, the floral delicacy of violet and the unexpected warmth of chocolate to reveal the exquisite facets of the complex aroma of orris. Ambrette butter, rare and intense, with its languid musky notes, adds sensuality to the soft, intimate blend. Rich and sophisticated, ambergris and sandalwood give Equistrius its addictive, mesmerizing appeal. Forever-changing, deep and intricate, this is the orris scent to rule all orris scents, a gift for the true connoisseurs.