A new scent 'Flora di Fornasetti' created by Cire Trudon perfumer Emmanuel Philip, is a beautiful and elegant white floral bouquet that makes its Fornasetti Profumi debut in the form of a Scented Candle. The scent is inspired partly by the lush flora that fills the gardens that envelope the Fornasetti house in Milan but also by the floral imagery created by Piero Fornasetti and taken from the vast archive.
TOP: Ivy / Lily of the Valley / White Rose
HEART: Iris / Orange Blossom / Jasmine
BASE: Tuberose / Sandalwood / Musk
Content: 300 g / 10.5 oz
Burning time: from 60 hours
The image that adorns this first candle is the haunting face of operatic muse Lina Cavalieri in the guise of the mythical fertility goddess 'Flora'; one of the most iconic designs from the 'Tema e Variazioni' collection.
An accomplished painter, sculptor, interior decorator and printer of books, Piero Fornasetti was a visionary whose work transformed the decorative arts scene of the 20th century. Revered for his masterful application of two-dimensional art to three-dimensional form, he adapted his graphic illustrations to furniture, interiors, theatre sets, fashion, magazine covers and books, always deploying humour and poetry in the way he wrapped his artwork about the objects and spaces.
When Piero passed away in 1988 his works numbered over 11,000. His son, Barnaba, took up the reins, ordered the archives and has successfully perpetuated his father's vision into the 21st century. He has established new collaborations and licences, adding rugs, fashion, furniture and wallpaper to the portfolio. And now, for the first time in the company's history, a home fragrance collection - Fornasetti Profumi.
For the decorative objects that house the fragrance Barnaba adapted some classic and some lesser-known motifs from the archives to the surfaces of the vessels, with the requisite touch of whimsy. Of equal importance to the fragrance, the objects serve to introduce the wonderland of Fornasetti design to an ever-wider audience.