The Alabaster is a novel mode of fragrance diffusion, heat-less and steam-less, imbued with great perfuming power. Its name derives from the Greek vases that were once used to preserve the fragrant oils necessary for body care – the earliest perfumes –, whose porous terra cotta would hold in the exquisite emanations.
The Alabaster is made up of a painted porcelain box, and of a frugally carved piece of exceptionally porous sedimentary stone, whose structure is extremely finely honeycombed. The impressive absorption coefficient of this layered mineral makes it the best and simplest of containers.
The upshot: cupboards, wardrobes, bathrooms, cars as well as rooms medium and small are perfumed with l’Officine’s scents.
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