ROOMS

Phum Baitang, Siem Reap. The synthesis of a trip

The temple of Angkor Wat is one of the most visited sites in the world, a destination for mass tourism – hidden behind a perimeter wall that could almost be an army barracks but opens out to reveal geometrical patterns of green fields and water

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Namibia

For over twelve hundred kilometers, from the north to the south, along the west coast of Namibia, the Namib Desert has been arid for more than eighty million years

HOTEL BAWAH RESERVE

Hotel Bawah Reserve, Pulau Bawah

In Indonesia, six islets and three lagoons – a nature reserve – which want to make themselves self-sufficient in the production of energy, water and food

ALILA JABAL AKHDAR

Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman

In Oman, roses grow on mountains and in gullies. Among sweet fragrances in the summer or tepid waters in the winter, in the dark over the continent you can count the shooting stars

VILLA DELLA PERGOLA

Villa della Pergola, Alassio

Liberty-style in Liguria, Albion on the Mediterranean. In the early twentieth century, the English communities discovered the Riviera di Ponente, and Mediterranean style

Dar Darma, Marrakech

The perfumes mingled with the wood that smelled like sandal on the walls. Two courts make up the Dar Darma, from the ground to the sky

La Mamounia, Marrakech

Along the walls, like a stronghold. The view of the garden changes the perception, in the morning the dawn rises behind the Atlas

LONGITUDE 131

Longitude 131, Yulara

Uluru is the Aboriginal name of Ayers Rock, the rock of red sand. The mountain is sacred to the Anangu people

ÜBERLINGEN, BUCHINGER WILHELMI HOTEL

Buchinger Wilhelmi Hotel, Überlingen

The clinic’s philosophy is based on three elements: therapeutic fasting, integrative medicine and spiritual inspiration. It is the ‘hunger method’ devised by Doctor Otto Buchinger in 1920

HOTEL MONTCHALET

Hotel MontChalet, Ortisei

On Monte Seceda there are secrets to discover: the botanicals. Among those of the Gin 8025, with zero sugar, there are stone and mountain pine cones. Down in the valley, in Ortisei, the last five-star Hotel MontChalet smells of stone pine

RELAIS SAN MAURIZIO

Relais San Maurizio, Santo Stefano Belbo

Perfumes are mixed in the days, before the seasons. The hills get rough, the tires climb and have fun in the Langhe. Castles, watchtowers – the Middle Ages remain fashionable

Vivamayr Maria Wörth

Vivamayr, Maria Wörth. School of discipline

Three meals per day to be eaten in silence, sitting at one’s table – alone – on a patio with a view of the lake. No talking allowed, no reading or writing. Maximum concentration as you eat

BIG SUR

Travel Story. Big Sur Memories

Peony and African cocoa flower – on a base of Turkish rose, with hints of ginger. The perfume seeks that euphoria that explodes when in California, at the Post Ranch Inn, your eyes widen before a shower of shooting stars

COURTESY PALAZZO RHINOCEROS ROME

Palazzo Rhinoceros, Rome. A tribute to the animal world

Rhinoceros, the building of the Forum Boarium in Rome, now transformed into a gallery complete with artist residences, was officially opened on 11 October at 10 pm, with a series of art performances and the adulation of an awestruck audience

COURTESY RUMA KUALA LUMPUR

Ruma, Kuala Lumpur. Rumah means home

Ruma is a modern structure, in line with the style of the city yet referring to ancient Malaysian culture and its esthetic values in every corridor, room and space.