Olfactive Studio Still Life, Autoportrait & Chambre Noire ~ new fragrances

Olfactive Studio

French niche line Olfactive Studio debuts with three fragrances: Still Life, Autoportrait and Chambre Noire.

Olfactive Studio is an encounter between contemporary artistic photography and perfumery; between the eye and the nose.

Olfactive Studio is at the crossroads of a photographic studio and a perfume design studio. This is the first time ever that perfumers have teamed up with photographers to draw inspiration from their oeuvres. They sense the images to capture their essence.

Still Life ~ Perfumer Dora Arnaud and photographer Fréderic Lebain; Still Life is an aromatic citrus with yuzu, elemi, pink pepper, black pepper, Sichuan pepper, star anise, galbanum, rum, sandalwood and ambrox.

Autoportrait ~ Perfumer Nathalie Lorson and photographer Luc Lapôtre; Autoportrait is a spicy woods with bergamot, elemi, benzoin, frankincense, musk, oakmoss, cedar and vetiver.

Chambre Noire ~ Perfumer Dorothée Piot and photographer Clémence Renée-Bazin; Chambre Noire is a woody oriental with schinus molle, jasmine, papyrus, violet, incense, prune, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, vanilla and leather.

Olfactive Studio Still Life, Autoportrait and Chambre Noire can be found now at First in Fragrance in Germany, in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.

(first quote via Olfactive Studio Fragrances (USA) at Facebook, additional information via osmoz, first-in-fragrance)

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  1. JolieFleurs says:

    schinus molle??? They should have used the common name, this sounds very off-putting.

    • LaMaroc says:

      The only reason I can think of using that term is someone doesn’t want to look like they’re a slave to the trend of “pink pepper”!

    • Robin says:

      It is odd but have seen it done before — actually, think that usage dates to before the time pink pepper became so popular that it had to be in every perfume.

  2. LaMaroc says:

    All of these definitely sound worth trying.

    • Robin says:

      My policy at this point is that until I read that a new niche brand is absolutely a must try, I don’t worry about it one way or another. Basta!

  3. ggperfume says:

    They must have felt that the French term for “still life” was just too off-putting a name: “nature morte”.

    • Robin says:

      In some ways, that sounds more interesting though!

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