I have submerged myself in an art known for its great emotional intensity and which comes from something rooted in my cultural origins, flamenco. Distinguished by its wild gestures, ferocious foot stamping, profound laments and guitar flourishes. Flamenco, my olfactory manifesto to the Andalusian character tattooed with fire on the soul of Spain. Intoxicating emotion expressed in song, guitar and dancing which, under the spell of the Alhambra, transcends in perfume: salty tears, like the southern dew, a fan of orange flower petals, rose and jasmine, interwoven with sandal and cedar wood with a base of voluptuous nectar of saffron stamens, amber and musk. Flamenco is a profound and passionate art… it’s a unique state of mind. It’s my forbidden hypnotic fruit!
Raspberry, Red rose petals, Amber, Musk. Classification: Floral-fruity, woody, musky.
Luminous salty purity, Adlib transparent freshness, Free spiritic. Totally white Ibiza What fascinates me most about the island is its incredible light, the purity of its transparent waters and an omnipresent white colour, which urges you, like a blank canvas, to create the most daring composition. White musk immersed in salt water, wrapped in Mediterranean pine balsam in the presence of a sea of white almond flowers.
Mediterranean White musk Anise, Ozonic Aldehydes, Ginger Almond blossoms, White Jasmine, Salty Heliotrope Tonka bean, White Musk, Patchouly
My caprice. One of the nicest things we can enjoy in Spain in March, is the flowering of over a million cherry trees on the valle del Jerte, painting a sea of white flowers of sublime scent that will turn into the fruit of desire: cherries. Impossible to resist the temptation to interpret it, impossible to resist the temptation to wrap it in musk.
White musk, cherry accord, rose, jasmine, strawberry, oak moss and cassis.
Part of the Spanish collection Ode to the sun, ode to life, ode to joy. The Sun, adored as a deity with supernatural powers in many great cultures. Source of life, symbol of happiness that emits the light that illuminates us. I have taken up the challenge of creating an olfactory image of a burst of sunlight from which creative energy flows. The light FAÍSA, a fantasy in the form of an optimistic fable, a counterpoint to the present grey moment, a manifesto on Happiness’ transformational and energizing current. Where there is sun, there is life and where there is life, there is joy!
Blue moment Ibiza...,deep, romantic, sunset. The wonder of witnessing the way that the deepest blue of the sea engulfs the sun on the horizon. Every hypnotic sunset seen from the Café del Mar gives birth to a unique and relaxing moment. Velvety vanilla amber, on a seabed of Mediterranean seaweed combined in a foamy sea on a beach of golden sand.
Mediterranean blue wood Seaweed, Coffee, Golden apple Freesia, Lavender, Orris Ambergris, Vanilla velvet, Beach Sand chord
“Fascinated by Dubai! The 4 elements of the nature around me: the powdered land of rose and tonka, spices on the air, smoky fire of oud and frankinsence, and finally the fruity vital water. The perfume comes to live in my mind and yells me… do it!” Pure, sophisticated and very exclusive. Unique elixir of Indian oud, Turkish rose and Somalian frankincense in graceful presence of Spanish saffron and Russian leather. Magic revelation next to Dubai.
My fascination. I have always felt an irresistible attraction for leather. A leather accord can be intense and severe, but, when it revolves around tanned suede with cedar and vanilla essence, it becomes velvety soft, golden and very elegant. It’s the other side of leather.
Somalian frankincense, Indonesian patchouli, Bourbon vetiver, Ceylon cinnamon and beeswax absolute.
My fable. A shadow moves on the ground, comes to life sheltered from the sun and captures the essence of the different olfactory messages that plants give off growing on it with their flowers, fruits, leaves, wood, mosses, resins, roots, to combine like a true alchemist and develop its own perfume.
Haitian vetiver, Madagascar black pepper, oak moss, geranium bourbon, Canadian fir balsam and Brazilian tonka beans.
“One of the most exciting moments in this new stage has been to discover a new source of inspiration in art. Mariposa, Alexander Calder’s mobile sculpture and the first in the extraordinary collection that Stanley Marcus brought to his fashion houses, has been my inspiration, grounded in the values of elegance and freedom to celebrate the exclusivity that only art allows.”
“The butterfly is an extraordinary creature that embodies many of the values that motivate me when I look for inspiration to fashion an olfactory tale in the form of a perfume”
Memorable, feminine, resplendent, light and persistent. A harmonious, colorful, and elegant floral nectar accord with a festive tone, dressed in a dew covered green forest , pure and vital, surrounded by a rejuvenating breeze of ozonic air on a majestic and rich bottom accord of a noble amber and silky musk.
Exuberant, opulent and seductive. A festive, lively statement. My revenge. At the beginning of my training, the first classic accord I had to learn and replicate, without much luck, was the legendary floral tuberose with jasmine and orange blossom. I've now been able to regain that satisfying experience and to interpret the myth, reformulate the accord fragrance with my learned language.+
Indian tuberose absolute, iris on cedarwood, Egyptian jasmine absolute, Tunisian neroli and Tolu balsam.
Yellow moment Ibiza...,party, vital, provocative. The most mythical myth of hippie culture on the island. A psychedelic trip brought by brightly coloured flowers of an indefinite smell. Flowers that do not exist, but that hopelessly attract you and invite you to discover the very essence of your Bohemian soul. Along with the addictively provocative patchouli, these flowers are the secret elixir of the disinhibiting power of the island.
My identity. My olfactory language is largely based on essences extracted from wood. Of these the most rare and solemn is Indian agarwood —also known as oud, its Arabic name. A unique, powerful and almost magical scent with a great tradition in Arab culture. Given my penchant from the culture of Al-Andalus, I decided I should compose my own interpretation of this unique ingredient with a Western Mediterranean twist using also leather and musk.
My confidence. My balance. I believe that wood naturally conveys strength, protection, flexibility and prestige. The turn of the century led me to compose a modern olfactory image around these values. I combined accords of dry woods with fine spices to recreate the scent of the new millennium.
Cedrat, laurel, black pepper, oak moss, cashmeran, norlimbanol, sandalwood and cedarwood.
Categorical and provocative. Cunning seduction, impulse of freedom.
Inspired by the raw smell of patchouli leaves that I discovered with hippies in the sixties on the island of Ibiza and represented the first olfactory image that defined an attitude: provocation and freedom. Mon patchouly has become sophisticated, enriched with poetic sunsets on the sea watched from the Café del Mar; it is addictive and captivating for its power to convince and seduce everyone around.
Indonesian patchouli, Yugoslavian oak moss absolute, Somalian frankincense, geranium bourbon, Egyptian jasmine absolute and amber.
My party. To celebrate my fiftieth birthday and make it unforgettable for my guests, I recreated a courtyard of orange trees in blossom and imagined a light perfume with light and passion, inspired by the verses that the Andalusian poet Antonio Machado penned about an orange tree in one of his poems. My guests liked it so much that it ended up being the soul that gave life to my signature project.
Tunisian orange flower absolute, mandarin orange, Paraguayan petitgrain oil, neroli, amber, Indonesian patchouli and Madagascar vanilla.