Category: Olivia Giacobetti

l’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer, 1999

Perfumer Olivia Giacobetti I’ve recently found my way to Giacobetti’s work, and I am fascinated.  I still want to investigate her fig and flower perfumes, but having experienced Dzing! Passage d’Enfer, Safran Troublant and Fou d’Absinthe, I’m sold. I love the scents of the perfumes that I’ve tried, but I am drawn to her for her artistic approach. Dzing! captures my…

l’Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant, 2002

Perfumer Olivia Giacobetti Olivia Giacobetti has a knack for making novel perfumes that surprise but don’t shock. They are unexpected, but perfectly coherent when you think about them. The sweet and salty hay of Dzing! The smoked-lily soap of Passage d’Enfer. It’s a delicious way of changing our reality.  The trick is neither fantastical nor over-the-top. She gives us something…

l’Artisan Parfumeurs Jour de Fete, 2004

Perfumer Olivia Giacobetti Olivia Giacobetti has a way of challenging the wearer without threatening.  Jour de Fete makes you question your senses. It presents you with notions of softness, quiet and comfort at the same time that it makes you consider legibility and dynamics.  It poses questions. What is the difference between quiet and soft in a perfume? Is low…

l’Artisan Parfumeurs Fou d’Absinthe, 2006

Perfumer Olivia Giacobetti. With Fou d’Absinthe Giacobetti takes a form, in this case the whopping fougère genre, tries it on for a bit and then moves on. The first sniffs of the perfume paint the picture of the fougère in full. Soapy, herbal, expansive.  It has the broad strokes, large gestures and great strides of the classic aromatic fougères. It…