The fetor of high society and congo lines that go nowhere. Once new and contemporary, now old and vulgar - artistic ambitions that fade with the ruins. An olfactive portrait of Jep, and a metaphor for the state of modern perfumery.


Le Cinéma Olfactif


01 : 09 : 12 — 01 : 10 : 50

03 / 2018


Jep Gambardella is 65, he is a successful journalist who flits between culture and the high life in a Rome that never ceases being a sanctuary of wonder and greatness. Behind the decadence and decay of reality, the city continues to preserve a hidden and sometimes desperate beauty.


La Grande Bellezza



by Paolo Sorrentino



» My first thought was to create an olfactive portrait of Jep, and to let the perfume serve as a metaphor for the state of modern perfumery. My first approach was to create a modern take on the classical "fougère" and mix this with a royale martini with traces of


cigarette smoke and an element of fine tailored suits. Something classical, yet still vulgar. Something old, yet new.«


By Lucas Sieuzac


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Available in 50ml & 12ml

Periodically, a limited selection of perfumes from our archives are offered in our gallery shop for sale; alongside new collaborative FRAGRANCES AND OLFACTIVE PROJECTS. Each bottle SOLD IN OUR GALLERY is INDIVIDUALLY PAINTED BY STUDIO FOLIE aS A 1/1 EDITION. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR ANY FRAGRANCES THAT ARE NOT PRESENTLY FEATURED IN OUR GALLERY SHOP.



» Le Cinéma Olfactif « is an ongoing olfactive film screening program of cult, classic, independent and contemporary films that are held at cinemas and art institutions worldwide. As apart of each olfactive screening an exclusive fragrance is created out of a perfumers personal response to a specific moment or character in a film. The final scent is then integrated into the film screening experience and later offered as a perfume at the Galerie Folie shop.