Il Profumo, Illustrated – Massimo‘s name has already become synonymous with perfume illustrations: you might have seen his work for perfume brands or noticed his drawings of dainty Lilly of The Valley flowers, roses, or blooming tuberoses. He has successfully combined two of his passions, two art forms, one enhancing the other and vice versa.
The new cover for The Plum Girl website is also created by Massimo Alfaioli, a change made to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the blog!
He kindly accepted my invitation to answer some questions about his work and passions, and I’m very happy to bring you this interview!
In the beginning, there were Eve and Pandora. Different cultures, different Genesis stories, both women being parts of the original creation, both giving in to temptation and curiosity.
And Diane of St. Clair Scents re-created them both.
It has been raining every single day these last couple of weeks, and to me, it felt almost like being in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Macondo (“It rained for four years, eleven months, and two days…“). It felt like I could use some sun, and walk the streets of Casablanca again.
I wrote a short overview/review of St.Clair Scents perfumes not long ago. As I continued to wear Frost, it just asked for more. When a fragrance keeps calling me, I answer. With love.
Diane from St.Clair Scents wrote to me one day, from the Champlain Valley in Vermont, USA. I admitted openly that I’m always curious about the American niche, artisan, and „naturals“. This is still a huge terra incognita for me.
She was quite assertive (in the most positive and charming way), I’m always curious, and weeks later (it takes so long sometimes), sample vials of Frost, Gardner’s Glove, and First Cut were on my desk.
Just in time, somehow, since I really got a little bored with recently worn samples.