Olfattorio by Cristina Celestino
Updated: Jan 6, 2020
Olfattorio takes inspiration from the 'arte profumatoria', a discipline documented through the alembics used by perfumers to create fragrances. The project places the flower with its essence at the center of the composition. A sensory path that has the purpose of retaining and returning the odorous nature, impalpable and volatile by itself, with greater intensity. The glass ampoules are means to preserve and amplify the scent of the flower that lives its cycle in a protected atmosphere. The collection consists of a set of tools to smell flowers or aromatic essences. Volumes are composed of cylindrical bases with a filigree treatment and 'olfactory' bubbles. The transparent bubble is placed on top of the textured cylindrical volume.