The scent has grown from inspiration taken from the vibrant crystallized mineral, a semi-precious stone crafted for centuries. Rich green notes provide the starting point of the scent – pine, clary sage and galbanum, blended with the smoky warmth and depth of cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood and amber. Emanating from a rich black wax, Malachite captures the heady essence of evening, a scent for dark cloistered rooms, all enveloping, hypnotic, tantalizing and mysterious.
Scented Candle - Malachite Notes
Pine, clary sage, galbanum, cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood, and amber.
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.