"My main goal is to find a simple form – not a simplistic form, but a complex form that gives the illusion of simplicity."
Olivia Giacobetti was born on April 9, 1966 in Boulogne, France. Her father, Francis Giacobetti, a well-known photographer and a director of film Emmanuelle 2, encouraged Olivia in her desire to become a perfumer. At 17, she started studying at Robertet, and several years later she created her own company Iskia. As Giacobetti says about creation of perfume, perfume is a mystery, “a language, a world of symbols which touches the unconscious, a mode of communication that is both emotional and fundamental”. Emotional response is what happens upon experiencing the scent, with the analysis taking place afterwards.