Understated elegance: Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale

Understated elegance: Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale

Tie the knot

Text: Renée Batchelor

Want a fragrance as delicate and refined as the brand's signature clutch? Look no further

As far as classic bags go, Bottega Veneta's Knot is up there with the best of them. And while other evening bags might overdose on bling, kitsch or heavy embellishments, it's the simplicity and quality of the Knot — and the skill and craftsmanship of Bottega Veneta's artisans — that gets major style points in our opinion.

Building on the heritage of the brand, creative director Tomas Maier and master perfumer Daniela Andrier — who was also responsible for this year's Miu Miu fragrance — have collaborated again for the floral version of the original Knot scent. This fragrance is built on amplified notes of rose and peony and layered with musk, but Meditarranean touches of mandarin, neroli and lavender run through the scent. Anchoring the fragrance, are earthy notes of cedarwood and tonka beans.

Daniela Andrier

Says Maier, "I wanted the fragrance to capture an awakening of the senses though an escape to the garden," says Maier. "It is these quiet moments of respite that I believe are the ultimate luxury." In keeping with the brand's refined and sophisticated vibe, the scent imagery features model Julia Nobis in a casual yet stunning shot, taken by the late, renowned fine art photographer David Armstrong. And of course, the flaçon — an elegant and weighty glass bottle inspired by Venetian glasswork — topped with the classic gold knot, is the ultimate status symbol.

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