ABOUT CHINOTTO

CHINOTTO PERFUMES THE TASTE OF A GREAT TRADITION

Over 300 years ago, the Chinotto plant was brought to Savona from China by a Savonese sailor.The unique climate created by the proximity of  the mountains  to the sea made Savona the perfect environment for the Chinotto plant to thrive, and this charming Italian town became its new home. The bitter citrus of the plant  came to be highly regarded among navigators, who believed it was an amulet that protected them from diseases and danger on the high seas. Centuries of Chinotto cultivation made Savona famous as the “Town of Chinotto”. The Chinotto plant’s flowers are abundant and delicately scented, and the leaves and fruit peel contain oils often used in fine perfumery and  cosmetics. The citrus is quite bitter when freshly picked, but can be transformed into delicious candied delicacies  and drinks when properly  processed. Marco Abaton, a perfumer from Savona, uses the iconic Chinotto to honor his  hometown with the  creation of two fragrances that enhance the olfactory notes of this celebrated fruit. As the Savonese sailor brought  the Chinotto to Italy, Marco Abaton now shares his creations with the world through his unique Chinotto perfumes.

CHINOTTO GOURMAND

Joyful and energizing, the vibrant citrus notes of the ripe Chinotto mingled with delicate orange blossom lead into a sweet and enveloping heart of vanilla and caramel for a warm and addictive finish.

CHINOTTO DARK

A fresh citrus opening blended with the crisp leaves  of the green Chinotto fruit melt into a liqueur-infused balsamic heart, while a hint of intoxicating absinthe, aromatic juniper and smoky incense provide a seductive base for this bitter-sweet delight.

CHINOTTO SOLID PERFUME

Created with a mix of oils and vegetable waxes of the highest quality, with sunflower oil, Chinotto extract, castor oil, and our signature chinotto scents. Develop refined ‘Rhus Verniciflua” extract from the red berries of a plant native to Japan that has emollients properties, leaving a pleasant scent and a soft & silky effect on the skin without staining with oil.