Frédéric Malle and his perfumers want the same things: creative freedom, access to the highest quality raw materials, and time. Together they collaborate as authors would with an editor, constantly revisiting compositions to the point of perfection, and always striving to create the modern classics of tomorrow.
one of our 12 perfumers
Olivia Giacobetti has an uncanny ability to create an atmosphere. Having completed her training at Robertet, she founded her own perfume laboratory, Iska, and dedicated her career to doing precisely that. She is the brains and the nose behind the fig accords that have been present in home scents for years. The perfumes that move her most are “echoes of everyday life and nature: fleeting emotions, moods, details, attitudes… the many small fragments of life that bear new images”. Her compositions capture the authenticity of a single moment. They are, in other words, odes to transience.
In the spring, when the sun coaxes women and their cotton dresses out into the streets, a soft breeze, full with the scent of budding lilacs, sweeps across the countryside. A breath of cucumber absolute in a streamlined lilac accord gives the perfume an airy freshness, while the scent of a woman’s skin is bound up in wheat, cedar and white musk.