Launched in 2002 by the Italian niche line Profumum Roma. Victrix was inspired by the Sixth Victorious Legion, the Roman legion founded by Octavian, who later became Emperor Augustus, in 41 BC. This is the legion that fought against Marc Antony in the Battle of Actium; the legion that conquered the Iberian Peninsula and brought it under Roman rule; the legion that marched on Rome in 68 AD forcing the Emperor Nero to kill himself. This is the fragrance that can conquer your perfume blahs and help you find the playful confidence to explore new fragrance experiences.
A woody aromatic, Victrix opens boldly with woody, earthy, green vetiver tempered by rosy, not spicy, pink pepper. Then, aromatic bay leaf comes forward adding an herbal spiciness to the juice in a nod to the horseshoe-shaped laurel leaf crowns the Romans bestowed on successful military commanders during their triumphal marches. Over time, the vetiver, pink pepper and bay leaf, mellow out and soften, creating a dark, piney scent. Then a note of coriander, smelling slightly minty, adds a fresh herbal boost, while, at the base, Oakmoss gives it a delicate green forest aspect – rich and earthy while musk gives it a smooth finish. The drydown is green, fresh and elegant, with the vetiver skirting throughout its development.
Really, when you do try it, I suggest you sit down and hold on to something.
Victrix is a conqueror and the best way to handle a conqueror is to succumb to it. And when you do, your olfactory doors of perception will fly off their hinges, you’ll step out of the world of boring and blah fragrances.
Notes: Pink pepper, vetiver, laurel, coriander, Oakmoss and musk.