Whether you're on the hunt for a new scent to spice up your holiday wardrobe or to simply add to your year-round repertoire (Hello, Santa) - take a moment to step inside the world of modern scents-master Alessandro Gualtieri. As the founding "nose" behind the limited Nasomatto fragrance collection, to say that Gualtieri has an unorthodox approach to perfume would be an understatement.
Although many fans and followers of the brand have tried to pinpoint the exact notes in each Nasomatto bottle, Gualtieri prefers to keep his scents slightly more elusive. It's no wonder that the man who makes a habit of anonymously affixing Papier-mâché noses to the sides of buildings when he travels would be keen on cultivating mystery and mirth in his line. With playful yet enigmatic stories behind each scent, Gualtieri invites you to be a co-creator in your sensory narrative. The collection is generally considered to be unisex with only a few scents positioning themselves as distinctly for men or women, but even those descriptions are meant to be challenged.
"My involvement is to create something that is alive and will be able to say new things. I want my perfumes to have an intelligence of their own, not just be slaves to my meaning."
From the unabashedly sexy Narcotic V. and its "quest for the overwhelming addictive intensity of female sexual power" to the cult favorite Black Afgano's ode to hashish and the "effects of temporary bliss," these are full-bodied scents. One look at the architectural vials and their exotic wood tops, and you will immediately appreciate the powerfully provocative scents inside. Originally, fans were only able get their fix at Barney's New York, but we're happy to announce that ByGeorge is now the exclusive Austin-area retailer of this niche line. Stop in to find a new fragrance and experience the Nasomatto allure for yourself.