Aromaleigh Halloween 2014 “Diavoli” inspired by Dante’s Inferno is now available!

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Welcome to Aromaleigh’s Halloween 2014 collection, inspired by Dante’s Inferno!

Diavoli means devil in Italian. There’s 13 colors inspired by the Malebranche of the 8th circle of Hell, which in italian is called “Malebolge”, which translates to “evil ditches”.

The Malebranche (which means “evil claws”) were 13 devilish demons who patrolled the 5th Bolgia. (only 12 are named in the Inferno). Bolgia 5 was where extortionists, blackmailers, politicians and unscrupulous businessmen: sinners who used their positions in life to gain personal wealth or other advantages for themselves) are punished by being thrown into a river of boiling tar.

Should they try to escape, the Malebranche, armed with grappling hooks and barbs, stand guard over them. (Bolgia means “ditch” or “pocket” in Italian).

SHOP!

CIRIATTO

Ciriatto is a super intense duochrome shade- the base is a brown/mauve black plush matte, with a vivid color traveling duochrome that shifts from gold to chartreuse to green.  This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Ciriatto is described in the Inferno as having tusks, “mouth a tusk, like a boar’s, projected on each side”. Some sources describe his name as meaning “wild hog”, while others describe is as “swine face”. Others believe that the name Ciriatto refers to two Tuscan Italian families of the time, the Ciriolo and the Cerviatto. Other interpretation is that the name derives from the the Latin word “choeros” (of Greek derivation) which means vulgar swine. (A good source is here– but it is in Italian. If you use a translator to read it, I don’t recommend the Google one. Google translator butchers Italian) 

How to pronounce? cheer-ee-yaat-tto


FARFARELLO

Farfarello has a muted brownish/mauve plush matte base with a gorgeous metallic copper lowlight and a very strong red to violet color traveling duochrome effect. This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Farfarello is one of the 13 Malebranche in Dante’s inferno. The name is believed to mean “Goblin”, but it is also possibly a derivation of several other words from languages other than Italian, such as the French “forfaire” and the German “forfallen”. The name could also be derived from the Arabic word for “braggart”, which is “Farfar”, and also relates to an elf, imp, goblin, or person of lively temperament.

How to pronounce? Far-faa-rrrello


ALICHINO

Alichino is a muted greyed warm green plush matte base that sometimes appears more blue-grey. It has a strong color traveling duochrome effect which ranges from red to orange to gold. This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Alichino is one of the devils in Dante’s Inferno. The name is believed to be derived from the Italian word for harlequin, which is “arlecchino”. While this doesn’t make much modern day sense in relation to a devil/demon, the origin of the harlequin is French, and was originally “hellequin” in old French. (The name Harlequin is taken from that of a mischievous “devil” or “demon” character in popular French passion plays. It originates with an Old French term hellequin, first attested in the 11th century, by the chronist Orderic Vitalis, who recounts that he was pursued by a troop of demons when wandering on the coast of Normandy at night.)

How to pronounce? Aal-li-key-no


BARBARICCIA

Barbariccia has a muted/greyed dark brown/green “breen” plush matte base that appears more greenish in sunlight and more brownish under indoor lighting. This color has an intense multichromatic pigment effect which can show gold to red to green iridescence. This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Barbariccia is one of the devils in Dante’s Inferno. The name could mean “curly beard”, but is is also believed to be a satire on the Ricci family of Florence, the Barbarisi family of Cremona, or possibly Emperor Frederick I who was known as “Barbarossa” (which means “red beard”).

How to pronounce? Bar-baa-rrreech-iaa


DRAGHIGNAZZO

Draghignazzo is a fascinating shade when it comes to trying to describe it. In some lighting, it appears to have a deep taupe plush matte base. In other light, this base appears more grey. But what you can’t deny is the very strong blue to green to teal color traveling duochrome effect, which sometimes even appears a bit purplish at certain angles! This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Draghignazzo is one of the 13 Malebranche in Dante’s inferno. The name is believed to mean “big nasty dragon”, but it is also possibly a satire on certain Italian families of the time, such as the Dragonetto or Dragondello of Florence.

How to pronounce? Draah-gee-ynahzz-zzo


CALCABRINA

Calcabrina is an intense duochrome shade- the base is a very deep brown/violet plush matte, with a vivid color traveling teal/blue multichromatic pigment.This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Calcabrina is the name of one of the thirteen Malebranche in Dante’s Inferno. It is believed to mean “grace stomper” or “he who walks on brine”. Other interpretations suggest that the name is derived from the Florentine family names Falabrina, Scaldabrina and Lanciabrina.

How to pronounce? Kal-kaa-bree-naa


LIBICOCCO

Libicocco has a greyed violet plush matte base with metallic copper undertones and a strong copper to red to violet color-traveling duochrome effect. This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Libicocco is one of the 13 devilish Malebranche in Dante’s inferno. The name is believed to mean “Libyan Hothead”, but it is also possibly a derivation of the hot desert winds known as “scirocco” and overall, the many demons believed to inhabit the deserts of Libya.

How to pronounce? Lib-ee-kohk-koh


GRAFFIACANE

Graffiacane has a deep warm brown plush matte base with an intense color traveling duochrome effect that ranges from gold to chatreuse green. This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Graffiacane is on of the 13 devilish Malebranche in Dante’s Inferno. The name is believed to mean “dog scratcher”, or possibly a satire of the Rafficani family of Florence.

How to pronounce? Grahf-fee-a-kah-nay


MALACODA

Malacoda has a deep purplish taupe plush matte base with an intense color-traveling duochrome effect that ranges from copper to green to aqua. It’s extremely complex! This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Malacoda was the leader of the devilish Malebranche in Dante’s Inferno. The name means “evil tail”. (Interestingly, the name frequently translates to English as “Wormwood” when I tire of trying to translate a page that is in Italian and hit the “translate” button. Wormwood is a powerful herb which can be poisonous). Malacoda is the demon who deceived Dante and Virgil, leading them to believe he was leading them to a bridge from which to escape the 5th bolgia.

How to pronounce? Mahl-ah-kodah


RUBICANTE

Rubicante is a muted rich red plush matte base with violet tones. It is overlaid with a strong duochrome effect which ranges from blue ro violet.  This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Rubicante is one of the 13 devilish Malebranche in Dante’s Inferno. The name is said to mean “Red-Faced Terror”, or possibly be a reference to the Canté di Gabrielli, who was the Podestà of Florence and condemned Dante Alighieri to exile.

How to pronounce? Roo-bee-kahn-tay


SCARMIGLIONE

Scarmiglione is a muted midtone purplish grey taupe plush matte base with a very strong color traveling duochrome which ranges from vibrant gold to chartreuse. This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Scarmiglione is one of the 13 devilish Malebranche in Dante’s Inferno. The name is said to mean “Trouble Maker” or “Someone with disheveled hair”. It also possibly derived from scarmigliatore, which is related to the trouble-making actions of Cupid, but in a more derogatory sense.

How to pronounce? Shar-meel-yio-nay


MALEBRANCHE

Malebranche is a rich midtone copperish brown with slight metallic effects, and overlaid with a pale blue to silver duochrome effect. In different lighting, the duochrome can appear to blend with the base color, giving this shade a purplish lean. This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

There are 13 Malebranche in Dante’s Inferno, but only twelve of them are specifically named. For this reason, we named our 13th color in this collection, “Malebranche”. The name means “Evil Claws” and probably refers to the talons with which the Malebranche tormented the prisoners damned to spend eternity in boiling hot pitch. If they tried the escape, they were gripped with the claws and thrown back in.

How to pronounce? Mah-lay-brrahn-cay


CAGNAZZO

Cagnazzo has a deep purplish black plush matte base that flashes magenta in certain lighting conditions. This is accented by a strong violet to aqua color traveling multichromatic effect. In other words, this color is super shifty! This color varies a lot depending on the lighting it is viewed in- something that is common with multichromatic “color traveling” pigments.

Cagnazzo is one of the devils in Dante’s Inferno. The name could mean “dog face” or “nasty dog”, but is is also believed to be a satire on the Canasso family of Tuscany, or the Cagnasso family from Lucca.

How to pronounce? Caa-nyahazz-zzo

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Aromaleigh Halloween 2014 “Diavoli” inspired by Dante’s Inferno is now available!