Ana Salazar, a pioneer in fashion design in Portugal, and unanimously considered as an icon of the evolution of avant-garde fashion in the 20th century, launches a new perfume, in partnership with internationally recognized and award-winning perfumer Miguel Matos. Over a year of collaboration and exchange of ideas, Ana Salazar and Miguel Matos developed a fragrance that reflects Ana Salazar’s personal taste – futuristic, iconoclastic, innovative – but also warm and sensual.
Always looking to the future, that’s how Ana Salazar lives, and that’s why her perfume would have to be independent of traditions and trends. Thus, the partnership formed not only a friendship but also an unusual and genderless perfume, which breaks with styles and definitions to create an experimental signature. Ana Salazar and Miguel Matos‘ goal is achieved with an aromatic profile impossible to categorize, aligning itself with the segment of author perfumery.
Ana Salazar once claimed to have created a new possibility of dressing in Portugal. From its new perfume it can be said that it has created a new olfactory possibility, with its paradoxical chords based on mostly synthetic molecules that unite impressions of coconut, sea water, jasmine, cashmere, woods, caramel, musk and animalic notes. The set is baffling but incredibly addictive and compelling.
Ana Salazar Parfum is a limited edition of 100 units.
Miguel Matos has been an arts and culture journalist for the past 2 decades, and some years ago he found a way of turning an old obsession into a job: he is a scent critic and Scent Art curator.
He is one of the editors and columnists at Fragrantica.com and Fragrantica.com.br. He organizes exhibitions on art and olfaction for galleries and museums: Synesthesia Project / Per Fummum (Miguel Justino Gallery, Lisbon, 2015), Making the Body Think (Casa da Cerca Contemporary Arts Center, Almada, and Institute for Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles, 2017). He wrote the books Artistas Portugueses em Discurso Direto (Guerra e Paz ed.) and O Zodiaco Perfumado (Pergaminho ed), as well as many art shows catalogs.
He is also the creative director of a fragrance capsule collection with his name within the brand SP Parfums (Suntanglam, Lisbon Blues, Funfair and the upcoming Nowhere Fast).
He likes to talk, and he regularly hosts the series of lectures Perfume Sniffing in Lisbon as well as scented experiences with wine and scent for the Enoteca de Belém (Lisbon). Honorary member of the Perfume Bottle Association. He is a collaborator and writer for special projects at Parfums Grès.
Miguel was recently recognized on the top 5 finalists at the Fragrance Foundation Awards for Editorial Excellence in Fragrance Coverage (2017) and was also nominated for the Perfumed Plume Awards in the same year.
Miguel Matos was the winner of the best perfume in the independent category at The Art and Olfaction Awards in 2020 with the perfume Young Hearts.