From the debut in the world of fashion (at the age of 19!), the Italian Gai Mattiolo benefited from the financial support of his father, who helped him with putting together a small shop in Rome. After such a start, he made a name for himself by designing exclusive pieces for celebrities like Cher, Diana Ross, Pink and others. An important recognition came in 1996, when Gai Mattiolo was asked to develop four ecclesiastical robes for the late Pope John Paul II.
Under an agreement with ITF Cosmetics (parent company for DSQUARED²and Gianfranco Ferre), the year 1997 marks the launching of the first perfume of the house, called simply Gai Mattiolo (a feminine scent). That’s Amore! Tattoo Lei arrived on the market in 2005 as a flanker to 2000’s That’s Amore! Lei, a scent that remains quite popular even these days.
As a floral feminine fragrance, That’s Amore! Tattoo Lei is related to the antique art of tattooing, which represents a way for the young generation to be perceived as something different. Being a fragrance which is quite hard to get by, I had a chance to sniff it 5 years ago, by way of a colleague, who used it as her signature scent.
That’s Amore! Tattoo Lei has a construction that relies mainly on floral notes, the result being a lovely spray of flowers. The opening contains orange, ginger, sap and wild rose accords; its base is magnolia, freesia, jasmine and peony notes; and base notes are cedarwood, vanilla and musk.
The flacon that holds That’s Amore! Tattoo Lei is reinterpreting the theme of That’s Amore! Lei, this time with a white opaque glass and some colorful tattoo designs. Overall, That’s Amore! Tattoo Lei is ideal for a young woman in love, who has an conspicuous way of showing it.
Gai Mattiolo That’s Amore! Tattoo Lei Perfume Details
- That’s Amore! Tattoo Lei by Gai Mattiolo is available in 75 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 250 ml Body Lotion, 250 ml Bath & Shower Gel and 100 ml Deodorant Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2005
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual