I am quicksilver, the fox in the night, emotional about the poetry, love & desire in scent, read me.

Monday 13 November 2017

Lay Me Down in Burning Purple: ‘MEM’ by Bogue Profumo (Interlude IV)

But you, you foolish girl, you have gone home
To a leaky castle across the sea, -
To lie awake in linen smelling of lavender,
And hear the nightingale, and long for me

Edna St Vincent Millay

For Foxy any launch by Bogue Profumo and the bearded Maestro Antonio Gardoni is akin to the completion of a complex and long awaited art installation or the revelation of a secret building project. All of which is very fitting given Antonio’s day job as the creative founder of Studio AG an architecture and design studio in Brescia, Italy where he grew up and went to university. He is currently London-based but spends a lot of time back and forth to Brescia where he is still a professor of industrial and interior design.


Everything about Antonio and Bogue is steeped in alchemical charm. He originally came across a cache of forty vintage perfumery bases and formulations in the basement of an Italian property thanks to the timely tip off from an antique dealer. These redolent recipes had assumed a whiff of dank time and darkness. Antonio patiently and strategically added modern elements, honing and editing the results to create workable and intriguing olfaction.