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When it comes to choosing a new fragrance, we often forget about the science that goes into the glass bottle sitting on our vanity. Our top line knowledge understands the considered balance of top notes and base tones – combinations of bergamot, musk and cedar wood are amongst the most well known – however the meticulous craft of your favourite fragrance may go unnoticed – that is, until now.

Hailing from Seville, Spain, you could consider world renowned Alberto Morillas as a modern-day alchemist. You may not know his name from heart, but it’s possible he is behind the very fragrance sitting on your neck. Though he considers himself “mostly self-trained”, it is his highly-developed sense of smell that has thrusted him to prolific standing in the world of perfumery.

His road to success – which includes three Lifetime Achievement Awards – begun at the age of 20 when he joined Swiss fragrance firm Firmenich to which he is still apart of today. Beginning with scented candles before moving into fragrances, his 50 years in the industry now makes up an extensive client list including the likes of Issey Miyake, Giorgio Armani, Bvlgari and now the latest from Gucci.

Boasting a resumé of over 7,000 fragrances, Alessandro Michele first tapped Morillas in 2017 where he begun his journey with the ever popular Gucci Bloom. After collaborating with the Italian fashion house for two years, 2019 now sees a new chapter of #ForeverGuilty and the reinterpretation of the Gucci Guilty fragrance.

In January, Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto faced the latest campaign for Gucci Beauty and following the fusion of LA iconography, Gucci has reimagined the classic scent into a deep and luxurious cologne. Working with the master perfumer, Morillas has modernised the fragrance with a careful balance of natural notes and citrus aromatics. Highlighting a dry down effect of Patchouli, warm Cedar Wood and White Musks, the art and expertise of Morillas has been illustrated through Gucci Guilty Cologne.

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