One of the latest designs from Fornasetti’s ‘Themes and
Variations’ collection, Lina Cavalieri is seen adorning a star
around her right eye.
On one side of the candle she looks modest with a simple
star, but as you flip the candle you are faced with a bold
version of Lina. Here she is sticking her tongue out at you,
embellished with a tongue ring, yet still bearing the
Notes: Thyme, lavender, cedarwood.
Lina Cavalieri print with gold detailing.
100% vegetable based wax.
Fragrance exclusively made in Grasse, France.
Vessel handcrafted and decorated in Italy.
This item will take 2-5 weeks to arrive.
The Fornasetti fragrance was perhaps the biggest challenge to face the creative team, steeped as it is in the visual world but with a lesser notion of the language of scent. Part of the mastery of Fornasetti is to side-step problems like this by engaging the expertise it lacks to capture its dreams. 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 along-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’ (Eight) 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.
Founded in Milan during the 1950s by designer Piero Fornasetti, the Fornasetti brand is today an internationally recognized name in the furniture sector, specializing in the creation of hand-decorated furniture and home accessories. All creations are characterized by an imaginative, ironic, and sophisticated visual language, in a balance of art and design. From porcelain to furniture to accessories, everything is handmade in the Milan studio. The decorations and the manual production techniques make each object unique.