OLIVER & Co.
OLIVER & CO. IS AN INDEPENDENT FRAGRANCE BRAND FOUNDED IN MADRID BY SELF-MADE FRAGRANCE DESIGNER OLIVER VALVERDE IN 2009. THE BRAND LOGO TAKES ITS INSPIRATION FROM THE ALCHEMICAL SYMBOL OF ESSENCE. THE SEARCH OF SOMETHING NEW AND UNKNOWN IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR OLIVER THAN ANY BRIEFS. CURIOSITY IS THE KEY TO ENTER THE BRAND AND DISCOVER HIS SOMEHOW NAÏVE, MOODY AND UNEXPECTED FRAGRANCES. THE BRAND IS RECOGNISED AS A «BREATH OF FRESH AIR» AMONG THE MODERN ARTISAN PERFUMERY OF THE 21ST CENTURY.
ALL PRODUCTS ARE HANDMADE IN SPAIN EMPLOYING EXCLUSIVELY HIGH QUALITY RAW MATERIALS. OLIVER & CO. IS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE IN THE MOST STUNNING PERFUMERIES AND AVANT-GARDE CONCEPT STORES.
EACH SERIES COMBINES BOTH GRAPHIC AND OLFACTIVE PROPOSALS BY OLIVER VALVERDE, MAKING UP A SYNTHESIS OF THE BRAND STANDARDS. FROM BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIONS TO OUTER SPACE, EACH SERIES TRANSLATES A UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE TO GIVE EACH FRAGRANCE ITS OWN OLFACTIVE IDENTITY. THERE IS A COMPLETE CONNECTION AND INTEGRITY BETWEEN THE IMAGE, THE STORY AND THE FRAGRANCE. WHAT YOU SEE IS REALLY WHAT YOU EXPERIENCE.
The IllUSTRATED SERIES
botanical illustrations, precious natural raw materials and extraordinary molecules. the starting point of illustrated series is not a narrative or memory to be translated into each fragrance. the creative process itself becomes the lead.
oliver leaves out any preconceived idea on the results and focuses on the elements of the olfactive inspiration of the series. the idea is modifying, exploring with no creative bounds, giving a new identity to natural ingredients, within an abstract process, which can start on a natural essence, a botanical illustration, or the smell of a molecule.
each fragrance includes an illustration created by spanish artist jose manuel hortelano. hortelano interprets oliver's olfactive fantasies through an image for every fragrance: pieces of visual, olfactory and emotional memories. from his
fascination for laboratory instruments to the synthetic smells and the innocence of wild flowers.
THE NEBULAE SERIES
nebula photographs, outer space and synesthesia (vision to smell). how to translate the atmosphere of a nebula in a fragrance? through a synesthetic process, oliver immersed himself in his laboratory, exploring a wide palette of raw materials to link the colors and texture of each nebula into
olfactive notes: fiery red - saffron and red champaca, electric blue - metallic notes, white - aldehydes and anise.
a white lacquered bottle with a methacrylate lens embedded above the photograph of each nebula. the fragrances are cased in a transparent methacrylate box and protected with a foam, showcasing each bottle, as if we saw them from a window seat in a spaceship.