A vibrant symphony of red berries, litchi, mango, rose pepper, and nutmeg opens this fragrance. As it evolves, a delicate heart of roses, peonies, and magnolias reveals a tender, timeless elegance. Finally, a lasting base of vanilla, vetiver, and sandalwood provides warmth and sophistication. An astonishing aroma transports you to the forbidden forest, where imagination and reality lose their boundaries amidst the intoxicating scents of magic berries. This is a surreal realm of exploration, one that will leave an indelible impression and provide you with the confidence needed to celebrate your uniqueness and powerful individuality.
The son of a fragrance executive, Luca Maffei grew up surrounded by sample vials and in the company of many of late 20th century perfumery’s most famous names, including Jean-Louis Sieuzac, Dominique Ropion, and Michel Almairac. Originally a business student looking to start a fragrance company, Luca soon decided that the creative side was where his passions lay and moved to Grasse at age 22 to study under Françoise Marin, the former director of the Roure perfume school.
After an apprenticeship in France and a top 5 finish in Esxence’s Scent of Excellence competition for rising perfumers under 30, he returned to Italy to start working with brands including Perris Monte Carlo, Masque and Gabriella Chieffo.
Starting 2014 he became member of SFP (Société Française des Parfumeurs). By that time he had already signed more than 50 perfumed creations for Mainstream and Niche brands, Air scents and Candles. Two of his creations, Black Pepper & Sandalwood by Acca Kappa and Néa by JUL ET MAD Paris, won in 2015 and respectively 2016 “The Art and Olfaction Awards”, Independent Category, in Los Angeles.