CLAUDIA SCATTOLINI FRAGRANCE DESIGNER.
FRAGRANCES AND HISTORY.
THE MAROSTICA LIVING CHESS MATCH.
CLAUDIA SCATTOLINI. MAROSTICA AND ITS FAMOUS LIVING CHESS MATCH.
The most famous chess match in Italy comes back to Marostica after three years. It has an ancient history: it is inspired by a story that really happened in 1954.
THE MAROSTICA LIVING CHESS MATCH. ITS ORIGIN.
I want to take a step back in time and briefly tell you what happened in the 1950s.
At that time Marostica was ruled by Venice. The protagonists of the story are the beautiful damsel Lionora and the two knights Rinaldo d’Angarano and Vieri da Vallonara. Both in love with Lionora, daughter of the Governor of Marostica, the two knights fought a duel over the Lady.
The governor decided that they would have played a chess match instead of fighting with swords and the winner would have married Lionora. The match would have taken place in the square with living chess pieces.
The loser would have become his own relative by marrying the governor’s sister, Oldrada.
If you want to learn more or participate in this year’s event, take a look here.
MAROSTICA IN DROPS. THE SCENT.
I had the honor of taking part in an olfactory project by Dr. Elena Riello, owner of the historic Riello Pharmacy in the charming Piazza degli Scacchi of Marostica.
Dr. Riello wanted to celebrate Marostica and its history with the creation of her line of Eau de Parfum: ACQUA DI MAROSTICA.
I created the SCACCO AL RE fragrance for this precious collection. A perfume able to keep you to the wonderful hills of Marostica, among cherry and olive trees. A perfume dedicated to the historic Piazza degli Scacchi.
Dr. Riello and I are linked by our Venetian origins and by the profession of pharmacist, this has allowed both of us to establish an olfactory feeling, linked by our background and love for our roots.
2022. THE MOST FAMOUS CHESS MATCH IN ITALY IS BACK.
The 2022 edition of the chess match has a significance meaning this year, because of the three-year stop caused by the pandemic.
I am really pleased to take part of this event of national importance with the project of Dr. Riello. I’m also pleased to give olfactory emotions to a piece of history that has made the city of Marostica and its chess match famous all over the world.
With Scacco al Re eau de parfum it is like entering the history of ladies and knights and, through its olfactory notes, making a scenography of experiences with fascinating connotations and full of pathos.
I want to add that the whole collection of Acqua di Marostica Eau de Parfum is on sale at the Riello Pharmacy in Marostica.