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My The Decameron Stories and Perfume article was first published in Cafleurebon, and this is the version I edited in 2021.

And the plague gathered strength as it was transmitted from the sick to the healthy through normal intercourse, just as the fire catches on to any dry or greasy object placed too close to it.

Nor did it stop there: not only did the healthy incur the disease and with it the prevailing mortality by talking to or keeping company with the sick–they had only to touch the clothing or anything else that had come into contact with or been used by the sick and the plague evidently was passed to the one who handled those things.”
― Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron

On a cold day of Winter in Anno Domini 2021, approximately one horribilis year after The Virus started to spread rapidly all over the world – I am still in (partial) lockdown.

And I continue to read books, observe physical reality and Zeitgeist, and write about fragrances: this is my (edited) story about The Decameron and Perfume in Quarantine.

Last year during Pitti Fragrance in Florence Bruno Acampora Profumi launched nine new fragrances divided into two collections. Nine. New. Perfumes.

Brunello and Sonia Acampora teamed up with Miguel Matos – an independent, talented, wildly creative self-taught perfumer, and a renowned Fragrantica Editor. Two new collections were presented – Acampora 54 (with six new fragrances plus already existing Bruno/2014) and Tadema. Ha!