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.

'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.

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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.

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.

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  • Scented Candles

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    Fornasetti Profumi Lidded Scented Candles scented with Sole di Capri, Flora di Fornassetti and Otto

  • Large Scented Candles

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    Fornasetti Profumi Large Scented Candles scented

  • Incense Boxes

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    Fornasetti Profumi Incense Boxes

  • Room Sprays

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    Fornasetti Profumi introduces Room Sprays to its collection of scented decorated objects

  • Scent Spheres

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    Fornasetti Profumi Scent Spheres scented with Otto

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