I Love perfume and trying out new fragrances so when I was ask if I’d like to try out the Olfactive Studio Perfume Discovery Set I just had to say yes!
Olfactive Studio, a unique collaboration that sees world renowned photographers team up with some of the most respected perfumers in France. With each drawing inspiration from the others work, the result is a stunning collection of highly evocative fragrances and images.
Boy was I pleasantly surprised when it arrived, the samples looking sleek and sexy in their beautiful packaging. Something I’m really happy about is the fact that each sample comes in a little spray topped 4ml bottle (that’s a lot for a sample) which is great compared to the silly little samples you get with the little dabber things inside.
“Olfactive Studio is an encounter between contemporary artistic photography and perfumery; between the eye and the nose. Olfactive Studio is at the crossroads of a photographic studio and a perfume design studio. This is the first time ever that perfumers have teamed up with photographers to draw inspiration from their oeuvres.”
They are all very well scented and you only need two sprays which will last on the skin for hours (10 hours in my case).
Flashback: ‘Capturing that moment when the past makes a sudden appearance in the present.’
Photographer Laurent Segretier Perfumer Olivier Cresp (Firmenich)
Top notes: Rhubarb, Grapefruit, Orange
Heart notes: Pink Pepper, Granny Smith Apple
Base notes: Vetiver, Cedarwood, Amber, Musk
Still Life: ‘Capturing a moment of festivity and fun.’
Photographer Frédéric Lebain Perfumer Dora Arnaud (Firmenich)
Top notes: Japanese Yuzu, Elemi, Pepper (Pink, Black & Sechuan)
Heart notes: Star Anise, Galbanum
Base notes: Dark Rum, Cedarwood, Ambrox
Lumiere Blanche: ‘Capturing the almost blinding effect of the blazing sun as it bleaches the colour of a stretch of Italian coastline until it almost resembles an iceberg.’
Photographer Massimo Vitali Perfumer Sidonie Lancesseur (Robertet)
Top notes: Cardamon, Star Anise, Cinnamon
Heart notes: Iris, Almond Milk, Cashmere Wood
Base notes: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, White Musk
Autoportrait: ‘Capturing the idea that seeing ones reflection is the answer to inner harmony.’
Photographer Luc Lapôtre Perfumer Nathalie Lorson (Firmenich)
Top notes: Bergamot, Elemi
Heart notes: Siamese Benzoin, Incense, Musk
Base notes: Oakmoss, Cedarwood, Vetiver
Chambre Noire: ‘Capturing the essence of romance and intimacy.’
Photographer Clémence René-Bazin Perfumer Dorothée Piot (Robertet)
Top notes: Schinus
Heart notes: Jasmine, Papyrus, Violette, Incense, Prune
Base notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Musc, Vanilla, Leather
This set would make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, well for any occasion really but with Mother’s Day just round the corner, why not treat your mum to something wonderful.
Even though the full size bottles will set you back a whopping £75 for 50ml and £110 for 100ml from olfactivestudio.com, I more than recommend them.