Punk Motel by Coreterno is bright, delicate but at the same time of character, enveloping. The light of bergamot and white rose petals are “dirty” with salicylates that give it a slightly salty appearance without marine scents, but like the wind that comes from the sea and crosses the desert. The bottom is extremely enveloping, mosses and vanilla round off the fragrance linked together by the character of ambrette seeds to create an accord that does not go unnoticed.
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.