A PERFUME IS AN EXCEPTIONAL NARRATOR.
A perfume can speak WITH its SMELL entering your memory IMMEDIATELY.
EXTRAIT DE PARFUM MEDITATION
A TRIBUTE TO ERNEST HEMINGWAY.
THE PARFUMS. AMONG AESTHETICS AND CULTURE.
Our perfume introduces us to the world, tells our story, expresses our soul and above all reveals our most hidden self; our perfume reveals our real one, that cannot be hidden and which must necessarily appear in its authenticity.
As a Fragrance Designer, I have the opportunity to use the different olfactory facets to tell a story, just like a writer with his books.
FRAGRANCE DESIGNER. THE ART OF AN “OLFACTORY TALE”.
Illustrating an idea with olfactory notes, bringing it to life through the breath and enclosing it in a bottle. It sounds like a fairytale and that’s right. Through a perfume we can talk about something new: we can underline an idea, remember someone or something, recall a memory to live it again. Versatility and multifaceted nature. Two tools that allow me to have no mental schemes, to be free. Free to tell a story. Like the story of a master of world literature: Ernest Miller Hemingway.
I am lucky to live in Bassano del Grappa, one of the places where this great character lived a part of his life. There is a museum dedicated to Hemingway actually.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to know the aspects of the life of this brilliant journalist and writer. And I loved him very much.
Especially when I took part in the Papa Literary Prize in Caorle (Venice), organized by Prof. Roberto Vitale. Here I met the writer and the citizen of the world with a wandering soul.
Then I asked myself “What if I wanted to represent Hemingway through the aura of a perfume?”
MEDITATION. THE FRAGRANCE THAT MOVES FEELINGS.
Paying homage to Hemingway with a perfume. A journey through time and history.
A man with an intense life, who has personally experienced two world wars; lover of blood sports, always willing to overcome his limits, with a restless and tormented soul, in search of ever greater challenges.
A man with strong, romantic relationships, but nevertheless filled with that sense of loneliness in the heart that transpires from his writings (numerous love stories and 4 marriages).
His idea of life is a continuous challenge against himself, the race in search of a meaning for a world that does not have or seems to have none: always in balance between good and evil, between love stories and loneliness, feeling powerless against nature and the world; a man with his dreams and his limitations, pervaded by this sense of failure, but also seen as an opportunity of growing.
EXTRAIT DE PARFUM MEDITATION IS A TWIST WITH AN ENGAGING PLOT.
A complicated perfume with changing facets, not ordinary. Over the top for its multi olfactory aspects. I tried to use the raw materials that could evoke and interpret a personality like Hemingway in the best way.
THE OLFACTORY PYRAMID.
An intense perfume, with very long persistence, which enters your heart, bluntly:
the exotic, warm touch of ylang ylang, with its sensual and animalic facet;
the cuddly caress of vanilla, feminine and concrete, that lets us dreaming;
ambergris with warm, mystical and luxurious notes;
a hint of cocoa, a drop of tobacco, the olfactory notes of a Rum sipped with a cigar on the lips;
precious woods such as Patchouly with earthy facets and lightly smoked oak wood;
Finishing with a leathery note that reminds us the hunter, the man, his hands, his equipment, boots, gloves.
Here you are the man who lives and expresses himself: Hernest Miller Hemingway!