Olivia Giacobetti

Olivia Giacobetti

• Olivia Giacobetti is a French perfumer who was born in 1966. She has an independent line called Iunx and has also created fragrances for Diptyque, L'Artisan Parfumeur, Guerlain, and Hermès, among other lines.

• She is particularly known for her refined style and her innovation in using fig as a note in perfumery, popularizing the note in the mid-1990s with fragrances such as Premier Figuier and Philosykos .

• She started working in perfumery at the age of 16 for Annick Goutal, then joined Robertet as an assistant perfumer for seven years. She founded her own company, Iskia, in 1990 and began taking commissions from various lines .

• In 2003, she launched her own line of perfumes, candles and body products, called Iunx, with the backing of Shiseido. The original boutique closed after two years, but Iunx products are still available in Hôtel Costes in Paris and a new boutique that opened in 2016 .

• She has a talent for creating atmospheres and capturing the authenticity of a single moment with her compositions. She is inspired by echoes of everyday life and nature, fleeting emotions, moods, details, attitudes and the many small fragments of life that bear new images .

• She is one of the perfumers who became prominent in a late-20th and early-21st-century turn toward the "nose" behind the scent and independent lines that foreground these creators, a shift away from perfumes sold by fashion labels or celebrities in other fields.

• Some of her notable creations include Dzing!, En Passant, Iris Hand Cream, L'Eau d'Hiver, Passage d'Enfer, Sienne l'Hiver, Tea for Two and Hiris .