Fantomas is inspired by The Nose’s favourite comic book supervillain by the same name – a criminal genius whose ruthlessness knows no bounds, and whose elusiveness leaves authorities in perpetual pursuit. Fantomas, the enigmatic mastermind behind countless unsolved crimes, possesses the uncanny ability to don any guise, making him an elusive phantom that keeps everyone guessing.
This mysterious fragrance captures the essence of this elusive criminal, leaving behind an undeniable trace for those willing to investigate. Like a fragment of a perfectly executed plan, it embodies the wit and charm that defines Fantomas’ craft, beckoning you to immerse yourself in the allure of his world.
Seemingly evoking olfactory illusions, this scent continuously evolves on the skin, mirroring the ever-changing schemes of its namesake. It’s a fragrance that defies norms and challenges boundaries, inviting you to inspect, explore, and draw your own conclusions.
The caps of the Fantomas bottles are made of hazelnut wood covered by a thin metal casing with four reflective sides.
HOW IT WEARS
Both a more mellow wear than anticipated and less intense than most of The Nose’s signature scents, Fantomas is nonetheless delicious and mysterious as ever. There are definite metallic, smoky facets to it, but as it develops a warm, sweet fruity depth becomes apparent, with what smells like a melon note. Just what we have come to expect from Alessandro…yet not. Always a pleasant surprise! As a Parfum, Fantomas will last 8+ hours on the skin, and longer in the hair or on clothes!
Fantomas is surprisingly delicate and not surprisingly delicious. It’s a sweet, delicate, ambery wood with a touch of fruity summer sweetness. Like a hot summer afternoon sipping watermelon martinis in the sun….as if Absinthe, Blamage and Duro had one too many sweet, syrupy cocktails, made warm, lazy love, and birthed Fantomas.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Nasomatto, meaning “Crazy Nose” in Italian, is the brainchild of Alessandro Gualtieri, aka The Nose. The house was established in 2007 by Gualtieri as a desperate outburst after being restricted by the marketing regulations and trend forecasts imposed on him by the commercial multinational companies he had previously worked for.
Therefore, each Nasomatto fragrance is an uninhibited, personal, artistic expression of Gualtieri’s. The Nose doesn’t believe in the olfactory pyramids, neither does he want to reveal the ingredients he uses. He wants those who smell his fragrances to be able to interpret scent in their own way, unencumbered by preconceived notions or biases, giving them the freedom to forge their own olfactory image.
“I start making something but at a certain point it starts making choices by itself. It is the process that interests and guides me. I like the feeling that I’m losing control and I’m not the one making the choices. My involvement is to create something that is alive that will be able to say new things. I want my perfumes to have an intelligence of their own, not just be slave to my meaning.” The Nose, Alessandro Gualtieri.
Gualtieri has a visceral relationship with materials, everything is decisive – top quality ingredients are chased around the world, bottles, caps and packaging are designed with each fragrance’s concept in mind – every element plays an important role and is part of a bigger picture.
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