UNUM – Reliqvia



Reliqvia, speaks of the walls covered in gilded wood, finely decorated with carvings and reliefs, it speaks of the incensed steps towards the great high altar of the Church of the Cross, like a gilded embroidery, where inside is kept the statue of the dead Christ, a wooden work from the 17th century and visible only once a year.

Top notes: Patchouli, Incense, Cashmere Wood, Guaiac Wood, Sandalwood.

Heart notes: Orange Blossoms, Scots Pine, Cloves, Mastic, Amyris.

Base notes: Elemi, Sweet orange, Black currant, Nutmeg, Smoke notes, Tobacco leaves.

Nose: Filippo Sorcinelli.

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Relic is a term derived from Latin and it is mean “I leave”. The latin word “reliquiae” and the greek word “λείψανα” are similar , their general meaning is “What remains” and the phrase refers to the human body or to one of it’s part. With this word in the Christian context we refer to a part of the body of Christ or an object belonging to Christ, or to Mother of Christ or to the mortal remains of those who are recognized as martyrs or saints and, in general, to all objects that have been in contact with them.

The new fragrance of Filippo Sorcinelli, after his tribute to Mario Giacomelli with “io_non_ho_mani_che_mi_accarezzino_il_volto”, back to Senigallia to describe a simply extraordinary place, a place rich in history and works of art but above all great custody of important relics of the passion of Christ: the Church of the Cross considered one of the jewels of the Italian Baroque. This oratory, dating back to 1608, was built on the will of the brotherhood of the sacrament and the cross which is still operating today and of which Filippo is part with precise duties as organist and artistic director.

Reliqvia speaks of walls clad in golden wood, finely decorated with carvings and reliefs, that speaks of the incensed steps towards the great high altar, like a golden embroidery, inside which the statue of the dead Christ is kept, wooden work of the seventeenth century and visible only once a year.

Also wants to frame in synthetic form the altarpiece of Federico Barocci, The transport of Christ to the tomb, one of the most beautiful works of the painter of Urbino executed in 1582, for which he also designed the frame. Reliqvia is a place to meet and to recall the memory, is a place to remember the time that passes and that becomes precious and authentic, message of corruptibility and incorruptibility.

Reliqvia is the concrete trace, the last trace, to describe a living existence above us, different and prodigious. It’s the closet always closed, the precious custody of the holy men that makes us understand that time is precious and time is likely to be consumed without leaving a clear furrow in life. Reliqvia is the nail of Passion, stratified incense and torbato from the solemn and sacred years. There is no the sacred, if men do not recognize it as such, and exalt it in perfect rites. Reliqvia is the perfect sacred space.

Touching relics, touching something that has been in contact with them is a grace and a guarantee: for this reason the ancient Romans tore apart the veils that had covered the holy martyrs and in which were wrapped the corpses of the pontiffs. For this reason pontiffs were wrapped right in those veils. In front of the relics the mentally ill are healed and the possessed and the obsessed were freed, the blind find their sight, the lame start walking again.

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Extract de Parfum 100ml

Olfactory group



Man and Woman


Filippo Sorcinelli





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