Nocturnal creatures – when your olfactive dreams come true.

Salvador Dalí’s surreal color palette, De Chirico’s devoid architectural landscapes, and even a dash of El Greco’s religious zeal — this still life series by photographer Joseph Saraceno and stylist Wilson Wong stirs these ingredients into an entirely unique set of olfactive mini-dramas.

Dare to step into the theatrical, dreamlike realm of the subconscious and experience the imaginative power of perfume like never before!


PHOTOGRAPHY: Joseph Saraceno


01. Erbario Toscano: Cuoio Bianco

cuoio bianco by erbario toscano

In vain you beg, in vain you ache,
in vain you’ve opened your wrecked heart wide.
Perhaps in heaven the rainclouds quake
because we both have cried?

—From In Van Preghi by Gabriele d’Annunzio


PERFUMER: Egisto Bertozzi
YEAR: unknown



02. Laboratorio Olfattivo: Sacreste

Sacreste by Laboratorio Olfattivo

Abandon yourself to the dust
and upon it fall in surrender.
Our great mother is ever so just
to every sinner who kisses her.

—From In Van Preghi by Gabriele d’Annunzio


PERFUMER: Luca Maffei
YEAR: 2018



03. Mona Di Orio: Cuir 

Curt by mona di orio

Hold me, O Night, with motherly affection,
While the wan earth wakes with a misty yawn.
By my blood will be born the dawn
and from my fleeting dream—the undying sun!

—From Lalba separa dalla luce l’ombra by Gabriele d’Annunzio



PERFUMER: Mona di Orio



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