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"Bacio" incense box by Fornasetti Profumi

US $ 277.82
plus shipping cost Prices based on destination U.S.A.
Item no. 48976
3 in stock, delivery time approx. 2-3 working days
Otherwise approx. 2-3 weeks delivery time
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Product characteristics:

  • Wooden box with ceramic lid
    Delivery with 80 incense sticks
  • Wooden box with ceramic lid
    Delivery with 80 incense sticks
Humour is one of the characteristic features of Piero Fornasetti’s art – and this is particularly true of the "Bacio" incense box from Fornasetti Profumi. On the rectangular ceramic lid, you can see seven sets of lips drawn in black and white with the one at the bottom coloured bright red. Yet besides the interplay of colour, there is also an appealing design detail. The small hole in which you put the incense sticks is in the middle of the mouth on the bottom set of lips – as if the person to whom they belong is really smoking a cigarette…

The lips on the "Bacio" incense box from Fornasetti Profumi are the lips and nose of Lina Cavalieri, an opera singer who Piero Fornasetti painted over 500 times. This motif is however a new composition created by Barnaba Fornasetti from existing sketches. The pixel-like drawing on the ceramic lid looks particularly good, coordinating very well with the dark wood of the box. This is filled with 80 incense sticks, which are manufactured by the long-standing Japanese manufactory Nippon Kodo. This traditional manufactory has also produced incense sticks for the Japanese royal family.

The incense sticks exude the "Otto" scent which was created by Oliver Polge. The perfumer took his inspiration from the herbs in Piero Fornasetti’s garden and the wood used for the furniture in the artist’s house. With the spicy scent of thyme and lavender and the heavy, earthy aroma of cedarwood and incense, "Otto" has a complex but timeless fragrance.
The incense sticks come in an elaborate cardboard box bearing the Fornasetti keyhole hallmark.
  • 3 in stock, otherwise the delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
  • The shipping costs for the destination U.S.A. are US $ 35.00.
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Top Notes: Thyme, Lavender
Middle Notes: Orris, Cedarwood
Base Notes: Tolu Balsam, Incense, Birch, Labdanum