Fornasetti Profumi per la Casa
With the latest of these ‘Collaborazioni’ Barnaba Fornasetti has turned his attention towards the notion of home fragrance in combination with decorative objects. The core collection of Fornasetti Profumi per La Casa, celebrates the Fornasetti ceramic heritage in combination with both well-known and less familiar decorative images. Together they make up a desirable group of iconic objects and decorative pieces that are at once collectable and covetous.
The collection encompasses various home scenting devices from the ubiquitous scented candle and boxed incense sticks through to room sprays and ceramic globe diffusers for incense, perfumed oil or scented rocks. Each object has a clearly defined purpose and can be re-used, given an alternative use, or added to a Fornasetti collection.
Fornasetti Profumi per La Casa is a constantly evolving range of decorative objects and limited editions and scents.
What, if anything, could embody the essence of Fornasetti? To help realise this dream, whilst extending the Fornasetti legacy into the new arena Barnaba called upon the artistry of world-renowned master-perfumer Olivier Polge. Olivier is one of the leading stars of International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) and creator of classic new fragrances such as Flower Bomb by Victor & Rolf, Dior Homme, Balenciaga Paris and many others.
In a sense Barnaba and Olivier are both carrying on artistic traditions and legacies inherited from their fathers. Oliver, son of legendary perfumer Jacques Polge, was born into a family that was in its everyday activity surrounded by the artistic, musical as well as the olfactory. Olivier is a long-time collector and admirer of Fornasetti and was thrilled to undertake the creation of the Fornasetti scent. Olivier and Barnaba travelled on a journey together in close collaboration, to discover the essence of Fornasetti. Numerous meetings were conducted, visits paid, archives consulted to determine what individual scents should come together.
The resulting scent ‘Otto’ is a sophisticated and unique scent that transcends time, season, gender and borders. Olivier made use of ingredients that are of personal significance to Barnaba – Mediterranean herbs that were found in and around the family home, woods often utilised in interiors designs or pieces of furniture created by Fornasetti. Other more ethereal ingredients – such as incense – conjure a latent spirituality or sense of dreamscape that is often present in Fornasetti graphic poetry.
Flora di Fornasetti
A new scent ‘Flora di Fornasetti’ is a beautiful and elegant white floral bouquet that makes its Fornasetti Profumi debut in the form of a Scented Candle. The scent is inspired partly by the lush flora that fills the gardens that envelope the Fornasetti house in Milan but also by the floral imagery created by Piero Fornasetti and taken from the vast archive. The image that adorns this first candle is the haunting face of operatic muse Lina Cavalieri in the guise of the mythical fertility goddess ‘Flora’; one of the most iconic designs from the ‘Tema e Variazioni’ collection. ‘Flora di Fornasetti’ is a voluptuous melange of floral, green and woody notes including ivy, lily of the valley, iris, jasmine, tuberose, sandalwood and musk. ‘Flora di Fornasetti’ was created by perfumer Emmanuel Philip, the name behind many of the iconic scents created for French candle maker Cire Trudon.
United Perfumes Ltd
Fornasetti Profumi per la Casa collection is created under licence from Fornasetti by United Perfumes Ltd, an international fragrance distribution and creation company.
United Perfumes Ltd was created in 2007 as a dedicated distributor and agent of exclusive lifestyle brands. United Perfumes provide selective distribution and marketing for brands aimed at the high level consumer market throughout Europe. Thanks to its unrivalled knowledge of the high-end market United Perfumes undertakes private commission projects in which it creates fragrance and fragrance products for well-known international brands. United Perfumes also develops brands under licence.
Ceramiche Dal Prà
All ceramic pieces have been hand-crafted in Italy by Ceramiche Dal Prà. Ceramiche Dal Prà has an unrivalled heritage, which dates back hundreds of years to the founding Maestros Domenico Agostinelli and Giuseppe Dal Prà. Their masterful skills and techniques have been passed down the ages through subsequent ceramicists.
Ceramiche Dal Prà is able to call upon an immense archive of sketches and moulds which stem from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Ceramiche Dal Prà offers Fornasetti Profumi per la Casa the perfect fusion between tradition, art and craftsmanship.
International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF)
The first Fornasetti fragrance ‘Otto’ has been created by world-renowned perfumer Olivier Polge of International Flavours and Fragrance (IFF).
IFF is a leading creator and manufacturer of flavours and fragrances. IFF is dedicated to excellence in every area of its business—imparting knowledge, creativity, innovation, and technology to provide its customers with superior consumer understanding and the highest quality products and service.
All incense products have been created by renowned Japanese manufacturer Nippon Kodo. Nippon Kodo’s devotion to making fine incense follows a long and honoured tradition that started more than 430 years ago. This know-how can be traced back to highly skilled artisans in the art that were the principal providers of precious rare and exquisite aromas to the Japanese Court.