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Italy’s Mine Perfume Lab arrives in Canada

Mine Perfume Lab debuts in Canada

Italy's Mine Perfume Lab
Italy’s Mine Perfume Lab

Italy’s next great niche perfume brand Mine Perfume Lab has officially launched in Canada at four select Hudson’s Bay stores and online at This is the first time the buzzworthy fragrance company has expanded beyond Italy and it was worth the wait. This is a truly unique and special company.

Italy's Mine Perfume Lab
Italy’s Mine Perfume Lab

Made by hand in Italy for you

Every Mine Perfume Lab fragrance is handmade in Naples, Italy, under the shadow of the majestic Mount Vesuvius. Throughout Italy you will find numerous small artisanal businesses, which produce products of superior quality, away from the requirements of mass industrial production. Many are family-run companies that employ multi-generational craftspeople who design products with a typically Italian elegance. At Mine Perfume Lab, the ingredients are mixed at the moment the product is packed and wrapped in its shop. This guarantees the highest intensity and persistence of the fragrances both for him and her.

On the Mine Perfume Lab bottle is affixed a personalized label and each bottle is accompanied by a handwritten dedication.

Italy's Mine Perfume Lab
Italy’s Mine Perfume Lab

Mine Perfume Lab founder, Max Annunziata

Mine Perfume Lab is the brainchild of Max Annunziata who handcrafts each fragrance with a small team in Naples. What he’s done is take the same skill and expertise of Italian tailors and artisans and expressed it through fragrance handmaking each scent with care, empathy and passion. Having studied the art of perfumery thoroughly experimenting again and again with essential oils, he finally succeeded with a batch of bottles in 2017. He soon opened Mine Perfume Labs’ doors that year for scent aficionados. “The meaning of beauty is giving value to people and objects because, for me, it saves and resurrects the world,” he says.

Italy's Mine Perfume Lab
Italy’s Mine Perfume Lab

Here is how Max describes the Mine Perfume Lab customer:

“For those who dream, romantic and idealist, generous and optimistic. For those who love leafing through a photo album, instead of looking at them on a mobile phone. For those who buy bread at bakeries, eating a piece of it as soon as they are out of the oven, when the bread is still warm and fragrant. For those who wait for the sunset on a beach, like it was a little miracle and keep staring at it until the sun disappears on the horizon. For those that stay away from labels that smell fake, that smell stale. They listen to their senses, they follow their instinct. Because when you remove all the frills, what remains is the essence of things.” – Max Annunziata, founder, Mine Perfume Lab

“In a market made of replicas without soul, the luxury that we offer is the uniqueness of something special, made especially for you. Something that you can hold in your hands, that you can feel, wear and carry with you at all times, something deeply and intimately yours,” explains Annunziata.

“Perfumes speak to the heart, in a mysterious and extraordinary way, like nothing else can do. Creating perfumes is for us a way to recover and reveal the secret of a memory imprinted on the mind. Our perfumes are sincere, material and persistent, formulated to remain long on the skin. To do so, we only use first choice ingredients: natural essences, without parabens, preservatives, glycerin dyes,” he says.

Mine Perfume Lab Carnal Tuberosa
Mine Perfume Lab Carnal Tuberosa

Star Fragrance: Mine Perfume Lab Carnal Tuberose

NAME: Carnal Tuberosa

Eau de parfum

Fragrance Description: Mine Perfume Lab Tuberosa is a modern floral fragrance for her with layers of tuberose notes. “Sensual, sweet and precious, this haunting white floral fragrance seduces and enchants.

Scent Style: a modern white floral scent for her

Key ingredients: tuberose

How to use: To make your fragrance last longer, store it in a cool, dark and dry location such as a linen cupboard.

Scent fact: Tuberose is a fragrant white flower that is similar in character to jasmine. Surprisingly, it isn’t related to roses at all despite its name.

Mine Perfume Lab Ambre Cafe
Mine Perfume Lab Ambre CafeMine Perfume Lab Ambre Cafe

Star Fragrance: Mine Perfume Lab Ambre Cafe

NAME: Ambre Cafe

Eau de parfum

Fragrance Description: Mine Perfume Lab Ambre Café is a coffee-floral fragrance for her or him that blends notes of rose, coffee, floral essential oils, white musk and amber. A hint of vanilla gives it warmth and sweetness. “A riot of floral notes that anticipates a delicate pink middle, immersed in an Arabica blend of black coffee,” is how the brand describes this nuanced scent. “The base boasts amber, vanilla and musk notes for an extremely sensual result.”

Scent Style: a coffee-floral scent for her or him

Key ingredients: coffee, rose, floral notes, vanilla, amber, white musk

How to use: To make your fragrance last longer, store it in a cool, dark and dry location such as a linen cupboard.

Scent fact: Coffee notes add a burst of energy to any fragrance.

Mine Perfume Labs Discovery Kit: Sweet & Warm
Mine Perfume Labs Discovery Kit: Sweet & Warm

Star Sampler Kit: Mine Perfume Lab Sweet & Warm Discovery Kit

NAME: Sweet & Warm Discovery Kit

Eau de parfum ($39)

Fragrance Description: This 8-vial scent fragrance discovery kit contains: Vaniglia & Mou, Philosophigue, Marghile, Amber Café, Vanilla Smoke, Shamrock, Carnal Tuberose, Carme

To discover the Mine Perfume Lab fragrances in person, visit the following Hudson’s Bay stores:

Square One Mississauga, Yorkdale, Queen Street Toronto and Downtown Montreal.

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  • Liz Howard
    November 6, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    I’m really interested in sampling Carnal Tuberosa, I just might have to make a trip to Square One!

  • Rhonda Lushington
    November 2, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    I like that there is a discovery kit. Makes it easier for someone to choose the right fragrance.

  • Linda L
    November 2, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    I’m sure this ambitious, skilful and knowledgeable ‘Napolitano’ has created natural fragrances for all genders to enjoy. I’m particularly interested in amber cafe with its floral notes, vanilla, white musk, amber and coffee. I need a spritz!!

  • Angela Citrigno
    November 1, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    After read this article I can understand why Max Annunziata is the founder of Mine Perfume Lab. His unique trade style and passion comes through in this article. Having a staff that has individual style and doesn’t fit the model of a traditional perfume factory. I will be ordering this sample kit as his fragrances has picquet my interest. @959angela