[“][A]n unwise and unfortunate creation caused by bad judgement and care” is not how you’d expect someone to describe their own perfume. When you’re dealing with Alessandro Gualtieri, you quickly learn to throw out the rules. The man behind Amsterdam-based perfume house Nasomatto, Alessandro is the Galliano of the fragrance world.
With scents like Black Afgano (inspired by hashish) and the latest Nudiflorum (inspired by ‘nude desire’), Nasomatto has built a cult-like following with its mysterious, offbeat approach to scent. Don’t expect to find indulgent descriptions of the notes, or even a list of the ingredients – Alessandro’s creations are designed to provoke your most primal desires, using only your senses and your imagination.
It’s a true labour of love for Alessandro, who founded the brand after many years creating signature scents for the likes of Fendi and Versace. We caught up with him to talk freedom, the creative process and the unexpected inspirations behind Nasomatto.