Operastars, perfumes and suggestions: Raffaella Lupinacci

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Operafashion continues to publish a column much appreciated by readers. This time, we interviewed the Italian mezzo-soprano Raffaella Lupinacci.

1) What is your favourite perfume?

“AMBRE 114 by Histoires de Parfums.”

2) Do you buy only this perfume or do you like wearing others? 

“This is my signature scent. I can’t live without it. I actually love the world of niche perfumery. If I decide to change fragrance, I prefer experimenting with different notes.”

3) Why is it your favourite? 

“It’s one of the first perfumes I bought. The base notes have an oriental mood I love. The tenderness, strenght and sensuality an ideal woman should have can all be found – I think – in this fragrance.”

4) How did you find out about it? When and where did you first buy it?

“I first bought it in my favourite perfume shop, the wonderful Rod Shop Cardillo, a concept store in my town Acri.”

5) When do you use it?

“I prefer using it in the evening and in special occasions.”

6) How do you feel when you wear it?

“Choosing a signature perfume is not easy at all, but I think this perfectly sums up my personality. I feel self-confident when I wear it.”

7) What opera character would wear it?

“Probably Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.”



AMBRE 114 by Histoires de Parfums is a fragrance of the spicy oriental group. Created by Gerald Ghislain and Magali Senequier in 2001, this mythical raw material improves a 114-element composition. A caravanserai of scents for this hot oriental intensifying the natural sensuality of Ambergris sweet perfume and tinted with exoticism. Top notes are thyme, nutmeg; heart notes: rose, geranium, patchouli, sandalwood, cedar, vetiver and base notes are amber, vanilla, tonka bean, benzoin, musk.


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