NONNI PARFUM is classically feminine, timeless and romantic.
Ripe honeyed fruit and spicy white flowers open the scent and eventually dry down to soft wood and moss … exemplifying all that is wabi sabi ... a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting the natural cycle of growth and impermanence.
Psychological properties: Contentment, openness and intuition.
100% natural ingredients: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Benzoin, Oakmoss, Rosewood, Jasmine, YlangYlang, Orris Root, Clove, Tagetes, Bergamot, Ambergris
NONNI PARFUM is a celebratory tribute to Virginia Di Somma’s charming mother Nina on the anniversary of her 100th birthday in June 2019. An extraordinarily vibrant and creatively talented woman born to Italian immigrants Nino and Bruna in Christchurch New Zealand in 1919.
Her first grandchild, while learning to pronounce Nonna settled on the affectionate ‘nomignoli’ NONNI. Nonni has stayed with Nina to this day and truly reflects her friendly and light-hearted character.
Nina spent her teenage years in Rome working for renowned shoemakers Salvatore Ferragamo. A local photographer noticed Nina dressing the store window one afternoon and asked her to be his muse for a photographic competition.
This winning image captures a memorable time in Nina’s life and alludes beautifully to the sentiment: