The Merchant of Venice Rosa Moceniga
he seventh fragrance of the MURANO COLLECTION by the brand The Merchant of Venice was launched in June 2016 and inspired by the delicate and precious Mocenigo Rose. “The Mocenigo Rose is an old rose that came to Europe long ago from the plains of Central China. Now it grows wild in the Venetian countryside, but the silvery pink petals and its fruit-scented fragrance still evoke rich and exotic lands in faraway places.
It was a rose from China that adopted the name of an old Venetian family; the Mocenigo family, which still owns a historic residence in Alvisopoli. For the past 200 years, this residence has boasted an exquisite rose garden, the contents of which were originally imported from France by Lucia Mocenigo, due in no small part to her close friendship with Joséphine Bonaparte, a noted lover of this kind of flower”. – The Merchant of Venice
The composition brings subtle notes of Mocenigo roses in the top, brightened with Sicilian bergamot and black currant leaves and buds. The rich floral bouquet of rose absolute is emphasized with fresh spring magnolias and the transparent water shades of pink lotus. The lush flowery bouquet is enriched with sensual rose aromas in the base notes, combined with soft musk, white cedar and vanilla absolute. A special trace comes from crystal amber, which is responsible for the magnificent warmness surrounding the rose bouquet. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Rosa Moceniga in my opinion has one of the prettiest advertising campaigns introduced lately. The promotion of the newest fragrance is accompanied by beautiful advertising photography showing the magnificent view of the Grand Canal from the famous Ponte di Rialto bridge in Venice. The water in the Grand Canal is decorated with a multitude of rose flowers, creating a river of roses which makes the whole landscape even more magical. The fragrance is available in a glass flacon shaped like the previous editions of the Murano Collection, this time illustrated with pink roses, and can be purchased as a 50 ml Eau de Parfum and a 100 ml Eau de Parfum.