L’Objet Parfumant is a limited edition of five hundred pieces created under my artistic direction by French « nose » Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, and is based on a half-green, half-animalic anti-flower.
« Anti-flower » because I want to echo the flowers I photograph without referring to any one in particular. Therefore, along with Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, we decided to exclude rose, jasmine and all the overly tangible flowers. We managed to express the general idea of floralcy through the dried flower, pollen and honey facets of chamomile and broom.
To connect the scent with the figures I photograph, I also wanted to convey the feel of flesh. In order to achieve this, we brought out the animal aspects of vegetal notes, as well as various spices and resins.
Though it wasn’t an end in itself, the fragrance is bursting with natural ingredients – sometimes in very high doses –, all the better to express the organic duality of my images. Between the delicacy of a fading petal and the radicality of a fold of skin.