Oliver Valverde - Fragrance designer



INDEPENDENT FRAGRANCE DESIGNER OLIVER VALVERDE IS KNOWN AS AN OUTSIDER IN THE PERFUMERY WORLD.

FROM AN EARLY AGE, OLIVER LEARNT TO APPRECIATE RAW BEAUTIFUL MATERIALS IN THEIR PUREST FORM. HIS FATHER WAS A MARBLE CARVER. BORN IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN, OLIVER GREW UP VISITING HIS WORKSHOP, LEARNING THE ABILITY TO TRANSFORM NATURAL ELEMENTS.

SINCE HE WAS A CHILD HE HAS BEEN FASCINATED WITH SCIENTIFIC LABORATORIES AND NATURE. UNTIL NOW, THE NOTION OF “MOLECULE” BEING THE RESULT OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN HUMAN INTELLIGENCE AND NATURE IS CENTRAL TO HIS WORK.

HE THEN STUDIED TO SCULPT SOUNDS, BECOMING SOUND ENGINEER AND DJ IN THE LATE 90’S, MIXING TUNES AND NOTES, TRANSFORMING THEN INTO NEW MELODIES. OLIVER’S CREATIVE PROCESS STARTED TO EMERGE AT THAT TIME.

AT THE AGE OF 28, AFTER MOVING TO MADRID, HE STARTED TO BLEND BOTANICAL ESSENCES AND AROMA-MOLECULES AS A HOBBY. IN A BLINK OF AN EYE, HE REALISED THAT HE WAS DISCOVERING SOMETHING UNKNOWN YET FAMILIAR AT THE SAME TIME: HIS FASCINATION FOR SCIENTIFIC LABORATORIES SUDDENLY REAPPEARED TO HIS LIFE. IT WAS A CRUCIAL REVELATION. HE STARTED FIRST TO CREATE CANDLES AND AFTER ACQUIRING MORE KNOWLEDGE, HE WAS READY TO BUILD HIS FIRST FINE FRAGRANCES COLLECTION. IT ALLOWED HIM TO USE MORE SUBTILE AND PRECIOUS INGREDIENTS AND TO HAVE MORE FREEDOM IN THE COMPOSITIONS.

HE NEVER FOLLOW TRENDS. FOR OLIVER, CREATION IS VERY ABSTRACT AND IMPULSIVE. AND THE RESULTS ARE PURE AND HONEST FRAGRANCES, THAT ALWAYS HAVE A BIG EMOTIONAL CONNECTION WITH ARTS. HE LOVE TO DISTORT NATURE, PLAYING WITH CONTRASTS BY USING THE MORE PRECIOUS AND RARE NATURAL RAW MATERIALS COMBINED WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY SYNTHETICS, WITHOUT ANY COST RESTRICTIONS.

HE ALSO OFTEN REFERS TO UNEXPLORED TERRITORIES, LIKE IN THE NEBULAE SERIES FRAGRANCES COLLECTION.


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