???? The latest limited edition collection includes seven classics of Editions de Parfums by Malle offered in artistic glass bottles of special design.
Frédéric Malle’s exclusive collection of fragrances was launched in 2000 and has been positioned as very special because each launching perfume is signed by the name of a famous and respected perfumer who created each particular composition.
In our present age, perfumers are not “behind the scenes” anymore; they are presented in the best way with each Malle edition. As the authors of perfumes, they are now getting the recognition they deserve. Each of the perfumers has complete creative freedom with no financial restrictions regarding ingredients or technologies in order to create the perfume of their dreams. The perfumer, in most cases, transmits some of the olfactory fantasies, but the perfumers for this collection presented their own fragrant dreams to us. The great success of the first nine perfumes Malle launched in 2000 has lasted until today, as the collection currently stands at twenty-nine fragrances signed with the names of their creators.
The latest limited edition collection includes seven classics of Editions de Parfums by Malle offered in artistic glass bottles of special design. The collection is presented in October 2018.
“A foray into the fascinating world of synesthesia, this limited edition of seven classic perfumes by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle blend scent with colour. Inspired by the work of legendary architect and glassmaker Carlo Scarpa, our iconic 100ml flacon is transformed by artful daubs of translucent colour; an omnisensorial portrait of the perfume within. Smell in vivid colour.” (A note from the brand.)
???? Frédéric Malle Classics inspired by Carlo Scarpa Design are available in limited edition bottles of 100ml.
Frédéric Malle classics inspired by the work of famous architect and glassmaker Carlo Scarpa are presented in glass bottles where the combination of colors reflects the compositions of fragrances and feelings that perfumes produce. The limited edition bottles are created for the following scents:
- Bigarade Concentrée by Jean-Claude Ellena.
- Carnal Flower by Dominique Ropion.
- En Passant by Olivia Giacobetti.
- Iris Poudrée by Pierre Bourdon.
- Lipstick Rose by Ralf Schwieger.
- Musc Ravageur by Maurice Roucel.
- Portrait of a Lady by Dominique Ropion.
The fragrance composition stays unchanged. Frédéric Malle Classics inspired by Carlo Scarpa Design are available in limited edition bottles of 100ml.
Who was Carlo Scarpa?
One of the most enigmatic and underappreciated architects of the 20th century, Carlo Scarpa (June 2, 1906 – November 28, 1978) is best known for his instinctive approach to materials, combining time-honored crafts with modern manufacturing processes. In a 1996 documentary directed by Murray Grigor, Egle Trincanato, the President of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia for whom Scarpa renovated a Venetian palace in 1963, described how “above all, he was exceptionally skillful in knowing how to combine a base material with a precious one.”
???? Carlo Scarpa studying drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954. Image by Mario De Biasi.
Born in Venice, Scarpa spent most of his early childhood in Vicenza, before his family moved back to Venice after the death of his mother in 1919. Scarpa studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, and from 1932 until 1947 he was director of the Venini Glassworks. It was here that he first displayed his appreciation for craft, often working with the Venini glassblowers late into the night to perfect new designs.
“Above all, he was exceptionally skillful in knowing how to combine a base material with a precious one.”
Scarpa’s attention to detail is almost unmatched among modern architects. His appreciation of craft often led him to revel in the smallest of details, for example the brass supports under the stairs at his Olivetti Showroom, or the “viewing device” at the Brion Tomb and Sanctuary, which focuses the user’s gaze in the direction of the town of San Vito d’Altivole by means of a small metal element embedded in a vertical slit in the concrete wall.
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