Leonardo da Vinci once proclaimed that “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. Nowhere does this hold so true than at famed Italian house Bottega Veneta, where the iconic Knot clutch has long been a symbol of the brand, the ultimate in simple sophistication. This year — 13 years after the the clutch hit the shelves and just three years after their eponymous first fragrance was released — the brand once again taps the knot for inspiration with the launch of their sophomore fragrance of the same name.
Where Bottega Veneta was warm and peppery, The Knot promises to take wearers on an olfactory journey of citrusy fruits and robust florals. Limette, clementine, orange flower, and mandarin mingle against lavender, rose, Tonka beans, and peony to give a distinctly Italian feel, reminiscent of the coasts — creative director Tomas Maier’s inspiration. The Knot is housed in a bottle reminiscent of Bottega Veneta and topped with a gold knotted cap designed to look like the basket woven leather the brand is known for.
Knot EDP by Bottega Veneta, available at Harrods.com.