For millennia now, every year before the winter solstice, the rite of Faugni – from ancient Latin Fauni-Ignes, the Fire of Faun -take place in the village of Atri, in Italy.
Fauni-Ignes is an ancient pagan agricultural tradition to invoke the favours of Faunus, god of fertility.
The Faugni are high burning bundles of reeds lashed with natural strings that are carries in procession through the suggestive town of Atri on the eight of December to the sound of traditional musical band.
The traditional rite of fire lights up the night until the break of down, when shadows are still thick. Sacred and profane entwine during the night of the Faugni.
Bonfires, prayers, wine, the ring of the cathedral’s bells, the din of the marching band, the people knock on all the doors, inviting each other to partake in this ancient rite.
And so it is that, within Ignes, the ancestral fire takes on a sacred character.
Each and every single perfume is a unique numbered piece.
All boxes and bottles show the serial number of the final product.
The excellence of every batch is guaranteed by the small-scale manufacturing process. Artisanal methods, together with innovative production processes, give Angela Ciampagna’s fragrances their smoky tones.
Artisanal manufacturing does not end with the creation of the perfumes; all components of the final product are handmade: caps are machined and finished manually, labels are applied individually, boxes are created, lined and decorated one by one.
Finally, all perfumes are individually hand-packed by hand, to guarantee their authentic artisanal excellence.
Top notes: sour notes.
Heart notes: tobacco absolute, balm of Peru from El Salvador, Malaysian patchouli, French labdanum absolute, marine wood accord.
Base notes: bourbon vetiver, Indian sandalwood, musk and amber.