Journal

  1. Notes from the Founder: Sylvie talks Ortigia

    We sat down with our founder Sylvie Murray to delve deeper into her passion for perfume and her current obsession with the Sicilian fragrance house Ortigia, currently on the shelves at Lusso Collective — which she began several years ago to "introduce new, predominately European brands to Australia."
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  2. Wear What When: A Sicilian Fragrance Itinerary With Ortigia

    When packing for your next Sicilian getaway, don't overlook the power of fragrance for setting the mood or completing an ensemble! In this post, we're covering four key holiday moments and the perfect Ortigia products to go with them.
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  3. 4 Tips For A Luxurious Home With Ortigia

    Which areas of your home could do with a little updating? Seeing as we've recently added new home products by Ortigia to our boutique, we decided to collate our personal suggestions on how you can use them to create a luxurious Sicilian atmosphere in your own home.
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  4. Fragrances Fit For A Queen

    With Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II celebrating both her Platinum Jubilee and official birthday this month, we thought it appropriate to explore several queens of Sicily from centuries past when Italy was made up of small, independent kingdoms — and speculate as to which Ortigia fragrance each monarch might favour.
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  5. A Look At 4 Natural Sicilian Ingredients

    Ortigia takes pride in creating all-natural luxury fragrances using soulful ingredients found naturally across the island of Sicily. Not only are the perfumes and products formulated with natural bases like olive oil and vegetable glycerine, but the divine scents that set them apart are distilled from plants and flowers that flourish in Sicilian soil. Allow us to take you on an in-depth tour of one key Sicilian ingredient from each of the four Ortigia fragrances carried by Lusso Collective.
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  6. 5 Authentic Activities for a Sicilian Holiday

    Though part of modern-day Italy, Sicily's proximity to North Africa and Greece have seen it influenced by centuries of multicultural merchantry and governance as a major Mediterranean trading post. As a result, it offers a rich tapestry of relics, architecture and experiences that form a living, breathing time capsule.

    Tiptoe away from the tourist traps on your next trip to Sicily with a satisfying sojourn through the island's most intimate experiences.

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  7. Mothers & Memories — The Magic Of Fragrance

    "When I was very very little, my Mum had a bottle of perfume and because I loved that bottle so much and asked about it, I learned about the concept of making yourself smell nice for your own pleasure."
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  8. The History of Ortigia — Botanics to Boutiques

    The idea for Ortigia first took root two decades ago in the lush grounds of the 800-year-old family estate belonging to the Marchesi di San Giuliano.
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  9. Easter with Ortigia

    Easter is traditionally a time for new beginnings. In the Northern Hemisphere the holiday falls in the spring, a season that sees the citrus groves of Sicily studded with thousands of new zagara — orange blossoms — and its many parks and time-worn gardens bloom with multicoloured petals both wild and tropical.
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  10. Salina, a must-visit destination and must-try fragrance.

    After a trip to this beautiful island, David Maruitte, crafted Salina, an eau de parfum fragrance that embodies the scent of an ocean breeze, beautifully blending sweet notes of lavender, hot sand and vanilla with the freshness of lemon peel and marine salt for a fragrance that will leave you reminiscing of its namesake.
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  11. Maison Tahite — Beloved By Gourmands

    Sustainable Italian luxury house, Maison Tahité, has garnered the attention of gourmands across the globe — for those who take great pleasure in th...
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  12. Introducing 2 New Fragrances To Viaggio in Italia

    “Because I only know how to create with joy, I wanted to create fragrances which would sing of Italy, of joie de vivre and hope, with citrus fruits...
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