Flora incense box by Fornasetti.
Piero Fornasetti was a Milanese painter, sculptor, interior decorator and printer of books. His creative output, handed down and reinterpreted today by his son, is composed of a visual vocabulary that is instantly recognisable. Fornasetti conveys a sense of the poetic and magical through its depiction of a dream world filled with whimsical humour.
Fornasetti Profumi incense boxes feature beautifully hand-made and decorated ceramic lids with hand-crafted wooden boxes. Includes 80 Japanese incense sticks created by renowned Japanese manufacturer Nippon Kodo. Nippon Kodo’s devotion to making fine incense follows a long and honoured tradition that started more than 430 years ago. This know-how can be traced back to highly skilled artisans in the art that were the principal providers of precious rare and exquisite aromas to the Japanese Court.
Scented with ‘Otto’, a sophisticated and unique scent that transcends time, season, gender and borders. Created by master perfumer Olivier Polge it makes use of ingredients that are of personal significance to Barnaba - Mediterranean herbs that were found in and around the family home, woods often utilised in interiors designs or pieces of furniture created by Fornasetti. Other more ethereal ingredients - such as incense - conjure a latent spirituality or sense of dreamscape that is often present in Fornasetti graphic poetry.
The image that adorns the Flora incense box 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.
Top Notes: Thyme, Lavender
Middle Notes: Orris, Cedarwood
Base Notes: Tolu Balsam, Incense, Birch/Styrax, Labdanum
Contains 80 incense sticks.
20w x 8d x 3cmh
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