The art-inspired scents of D’Otto (and how one can get samples!)

Artwork and perfume are so intently entwined – and right here at The Fragrance Society, we’ve lengthy held that advantageous perfume creation actually is an artwork type. We have been thrilled when the Italian area of interest home of D’Otto launched in 2022, with their ‘liquid artwork’ idea blurring these boundaries even additional – every beautiful perfume forming its inspiration straight from a significant fashionable paintings. D’Otto explains…


‘Visible artists specific themselves by way of form and color, free from inflexible boundaries and expectations. Musical artists specific themselves by way of chord progressions and notice expressions. Perfumers transmit emotional messages by composing fragrances with olfactory notes and accords. These approaches in each artwork and perfumery are inextricably linked – types of communication and highly effective sources of human emotion that talk to our internal little one, bringing reminiscences to the forefront of our minds immediately.’



Little marvel this assortment is so artistically conceived and fantastically realised, being the brainchild of proficient third-generation Italian perfumer, Paolo Terenzi. An ‘unconventional storyteller and musician with an expert background together with a level in regulation and philosophy, research in chemistry and physics and a lifelong ardour for poetry; Paolo can hint his creative inclinations again by way of his household’s bloodline, to fifteenth Century Rimini and ‘the nobleman Gabriele Terenzi, lover of artwork and alchemy, who died round 1450.

We love the best way every scent is described, referencing the fabric the artist who impressed the perfume labored with, the colors they used and even the kinds of brushstroke or their signature type. It is a far more visceral approach of understanding a perfume’s character, and the way it may translate to being worn on our pores and skin, than merely itemizing substances (lots of which we’d not have had the chance to scent in isolation or be conversant in).

Thrillingly, you’ll be able to attempt samples of D’Otto to expertise the aromatic artistry for your self, in two of The Fragrance Society’s Discovery Containers…


For the Launches To Love Discovery Field  – £23 / £19 for VIP members – we selected D’Otto 1+7. 

TOP NOTES: grapefruit, bergamot, lemon, petitgrain
HEART NOTES: orange blossom, sage, lavender, thyme
BASE NOTES: sandalwood, vetiver, musk, ambergris, oud

“Opening with luminous transparency, 1+7 is at first easy and shiny. An explosive and uplifting citrus bouquet of Calabrian bergamot, Sorrento lemon and Sicilian grapefruit, represents the canvas and flecks of white paint utilized in Quantity 31 by Jackson Pollock.”



And within the Scintillating Scents Discovery Field – £33 / £29 for VIPs – you’ll obtain one among both D’Otto 2+6, 3+5, 5+3, or 6+2.

Learn and dream on the evocative descriptions of every perfume – and uncover the fascinating full story behind the model – on our web page devoted to the home of D’Otto.

Within the meantime, whilst you wait on your samples to reach, we marvel which iconic creative works YOU suppose must be translated right into a perfume. What notes would they include and what type of perfumery would finest specific that artist’s work? When asking individuals to shut their eyes and picture a perfume in a extra summary type, we regularly encourage individuals to think about colors, creative supplies and brushstrokes – how great, then, that D’Otto makes use of this creative springboard for the creation of their very own scents. We are able to’t wait to see (and scent!) the following of their assortment…


Written by Suzy Nightingale