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The image that inspired Fornasetti to coin the title ‘tema e variazioni’, is the enigmatic face of a woman; the opera singer Lina Cavalieri. The archetypal classic female features and enigmatic expression of Lina Cavalieri became Fornasetti’s most frequently used template and upon which he based more than 350 variations.

'Otto' is the signature scent that was created by the master perfumer Olivier Polge, working in close collaboration with Barnaba. He captured the essence of Fornasetti by exploring the olfactory character of the family house and gardens, registering significant herbs and the woods of the interior. In the final scent, notes of thyme, lavender, orris and cedarwood evoke the personal environment, while ethereal incense notes at the base interpret the dream-like dimension of Fornasetti's graphic poetry.

Top Notes: Thyme, lavender

Middle Notes: Iris, cedarwood

Base Notes: Tolu balsam, incense, birch, styrax, labdanum

Perfumer: Olivier Polge

$ 279.5 CAD