A trio of prize perfumes on a pedestal wins Wallpaper* Design Award

Perfumes by Prada Olfactories, Hermès and Couteau de Poche and Zaven’s ‘Piccoli Oggetti Possibili’ podiums
‘POP’ podiums in blue, €550; green, €750; yellow, €1,150, all by Zaven, from Galleria Luisa Delle Piane. Moonlight Shadow eau de parfum, £220 for 100ml, by Prada Olfactories. Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vetiver eau de parfum, £89 for 100ml, by Hermès. Fumabat eau de parfum, $160 for 50ml, by Couteau de Poche. Photography: Leon Chew. Interiors: Matthew Morris
(Image credit: Leon Chew)

When considering the perfect pedestals for our best performing perfumes, we turned to Venice-based studio Zaven’s ‘Piccoli Oggetti Possibili’ (Small Possible Objects) collection. Known as ‘POP’ for short, these bold, primary-coloured podiums play the perfect supporting role to this year’s standout scents.

Best line extension
Introduced in 2017, Prada’s Les Mirages perfume line has grown by four this year. According to Prada’s nose Daniel Andrier, they are a projection of what the Orient smells like, beautifully composed dreams of the East filled with the likes of figs, musk and patchouli.

Best remix
For her new take on Jean-Claude Ellena’s classic Terre d’Hermès, Christine Nagel switched black pepper for Sichuan pepper, pumped in green bergamot, and accentuated the vetiver note. Endorsed by Ellena himself, the result is as innovative as the 2006 original.

Best newcomer
Part art project, part perfume line, Couteau de Poche is the creation of Brooklyn-based artist Parid Cefa. Its first release, Fumabat, takes us back to men’s scents of the 1980s, with notes of oak moss, Bulgarian pine, patchouli and vetiver, while still managing to be relevant today. §

As originally featured in the February 2019 issue of Wallpaper* (W*239)