Montgomery Taylor was inspired to create Ambra di Venezia during his experience in Venice learning the art of glass making.
Friends on the island of Murano invited him to their glass furnace and offered him access to their workshop. On a typical day he traveled by water transport to Murano; then took a seat in front of their furnace to draw, design and discuss the glassblowing techniques. The other artisans allowed him a turn with the blowing pipes. Their gathering became a forum where he and the team could exchange their methods and concepts for glass art. In the evening, he returned on a boat to Venice.
At sunset Taylor walked through Venice to a local spot for dinner. It was an impressionable passage along canals and over footbridges. A canopy of amber skies overhead was visually striking at this hour. The atmosphere was filled with echoes of voices from shopkeepers and Venetian artisans. The path to dinner provided Taylor some time to reflect on the rewarding work of the day and the memorable images of fiery molten glass not unlike the blazing sunset itself.
Back in New York, he shared this experience with perfumer Rayda Vega, and the two set about creating a fragrance that captured his daily Italian experience, the sunset colors and the fresh breeze sweeping from the Venetian lagoon. Adding spirit to his story was a connection he felt to a long line of Venetian artisans who had focused on their art and techniques through centuries before.
For his bottle design Taylor instills the sunset quality reflected on Venetian palaces in dramatic evening light. The result is a glowing flacon whereby a divine fragrance, the art of glass making, and the elegance of Venice come together in Ambra di Venezia perfume.