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La Femme aux Moustaches

Designed by Piero Fornasetti
Manufactured by Fornasetti Profumi
Product code: FORNA-CAN300-MUS

£116.67


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La Femme aux Moustaches candle 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.

The design is a typical Fornasetti reference to the master of Surrealism, Salvador Dali. It is taken from the classic “Tema e Variazioni” series that features the enigmatic face of Lina Cavalieri.

The ‘La Femme aux Moustaches’ scented candles feature ‘Otto’, the signature scent of the Fornasetti Profumi collection. The scent is sophisticated and unique; transcending time, season, gender and borders. Created by master perfumer Olivier Polge it makes use of ingredients that are of personal significance to Barnaba Fornasetti - 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.

Top Notes: Thyme, Lavender
Middle Notes: Orris, Cedarwood
Base Notes: Tolu Balsam, Incense, Birch/Styrax, Labdanum

Burn time: up to 60 hours.

Decorated ceramic vessel with lid. Scented with ‘Otto’ - 300 g / 10.5 oz.

Dimensions:
8dia x 15cmh
 

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