Roberto Ugolini – Oxford

Roberto Ugolini – Oxford

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Roberto Ugolini – Oxford

There’s no men’s shoe model as classic (and as classy) as the Oxford, especially when it comes to black-tie events and big nights out. In traditional black, it completes the elegant line from bow-tie to foot without missing a beat. The Oxford shoe owes its name to Oxford University, which designed the first model of the Oxford shoe in the mid-1800s. At the time, boots were the norm, and so the Oxford shoe was seen as slightly racy and unconventional! No such air of rebelliousness still lingers over the Oxford today, of course, having slowly attained classic status over the last century. Now, indeed, it is the symbol of a timeless, masculine elegance that seems impossible to improve upon.
Concentration: Eau de Parfum
Family: Woody & Spicy
Topnotes: Grapefruit, Orange
Heartnotes: Pepper, Pink Pepper, Geranium Leaf
Basenotes: Cedar, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Patchouli, Benzoin
Oxford – Story Like a reflection of light on black polished leather, a burst of sour grapefruit, pink pepper, and orange plays against an oily black pepper note that feels like incense and hot stones. A slightly fruity rose note arises deep from within a cluster of minty, bitter geranium leaf, with its hint of shoe polish. The base stands for everything that is classically handsome and masculine, namely a robust, aromatic cedar and sandalwood combination given an earthy touch with patchouli, benzoin, and vetiver root. “Oxford” by Roberto Ugolini stands for restraint, class, and the sort of understated elegance that is not as common as it once was (or should be again).
  • Made in Italy
  • 100 ML
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Unique Fragrances. Italy 1995

About the Brand 

Roberto Ugolini is an Italian brand founded in 2019. “From all over the globe, aficionados of the finest custom shoes in the world make their way to Florence, and specifically to Via dei Michelozzi, right in Piazza Santo Spirito. For this is where the inconspicuous and rather humble entrance to a small workshop nestled between an osteria and a café is the gateway to the finest leather craftsman in the world: Roberto Ugolini. For more than two decades, Ugolini has refined his craft to the point where his shoes are revered by people from Singapore to New York.

Entering the Ugolini workshop is like entering wonderland, one scented by the fine Florentine leather test shoes lined up in rows, exuding a sense of rarified luxury, fine waxes and balms, and exquisite taste. Long a passionate collector of unusual and artistic fragrances himself – perhaps owing to the sensory luxuriousness that links fine leather and perfume – Roberto Ugolini was encouraged by a long-time customer, the German perfume connoisseur and craftsmanship enthusiast Herbert Stricker, to make the leap from fragrance enthusiast and collector to creative director of his own line of fine fragrances.

Drawing on Stricker’s long experience as a retail distributor of fragrance, together they worked on a carefully edited line of fragrances that reflect the history and artisanship of Florentine craftspeople. In this spirit, the leather label of each bottle is punched by hand and carefully placed on the bottles, and the caps are made of fine ram’s horn (available as matte or polished).

Roberto Ugolini’s perfumes are timeless, unique and tasteful. Wearing one of them is like choosing to wear a hand-made leather shoe or a bag made by the hands of a Florentine craftsman, each detail reflective of long hours of loving labour and respect for history and tradition. These scents emphasize rather than compete with their wearer’s personal identity and their desire for individuality.” – a note from the brand.

THE INSPIRATION
Blue Suede Shoes refers not only to the material but – of course – to the famous song of Elvis Presley. A legendary piece of music history, this eponymous rock ‘n’ roll song by Carl Perkins was released in 1956 and is one of the most successful singles ever. That same year, the King, Elvis Presley, recorded a slightly faster cover version. Although not planned as a single, it landed in the single charts and made the song world-famous. The lyrics are witty, formed of the words of someone who truly idolizes his blue suede shoes: “Do what you want, hit me down, light my house, steal my car … but just do not step on my blue suede shoes.”

 

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100 ML