Inghams Italy Advent- 10 dicembre
Wed Dec 2014
Gift Ideas – Ortigia
Ortigia is a niche perfume and soap brand founded in Sicily in 2006 by British entrepreneur Sue Townsend. Ortigia is the name of a small island which constitutes the oldest town centre of Syracuse in Sicily. Sue Townsend, who has been living in Italy for years, took inspiration in Sicily’s nature, colours and smells to create these original products.
The packaging has eye-catching colourful design created by the owner and all products are based on natural ingredients like local olive oil. All is made in Sicily by small artisan producers. These luxury goods evoke the fragrant Mediterranean breeze, delicious pistachios and refreshing citruses. Eastern Sicily is a Baroque treasure with sumptuous palazzi and strong African influences. It has long history of foreign domination: by Greek, Phoenicians, Byzantines, Arabs, Aragonese, Bourbons and many others. This heritage is at the heart of Ortigia’s philosophy.
Ortigia products are a powerful expression of Sicilian exotic passion and lifestyle. They offer a very wide range of products and scents, so you can find something for any refined taste. In Italy they are particularly famous for their intensely scented bath salts, which come in some truly opulent scents: Neroli, Black Amber, Pomegranate, Sicilian lime, Coral shell..
Ortigia has two exclusive shops in London Marylebone and Chelsea. You can also find their products in Heals and Liberty, or online. Treat your friends, family, colleagues or ever yourself to the awakening and energising aromas of Sicily!