Welcome to my latest project! Although this isn’t actually for Richard Nicoll himself, it has been designed as part of a university brief whereby I had to conjure up a fragrance, make a bottle, shoot and present a campaign and then make all look nice on presentation boards along side a FAT sketchbook. Some of you may remember that I posted on Twitter last month explaining that I would be meeting the amazing Australian in person. At the informal interview, I asked him lots of questions about his brand and vision and when the question of memorable scents from childhood came up, he answered cigarette smoke. Fascinated in the rather strange idea of having a perfume that could potentially whiff of fags, I pursued the challenge of creating a smoke-inspired perfume – It became of a tough and highly aesthetic perfume called SMOKE inspired by solid crystal apothecary bottles and bottle hunting. The idea is that you hold the heavy metal base and gently stroke the hard perfume top on your neck and you keep it in a lovely bell jar on your apothecary-esque table. I handed this project in last week and have already found out that myself and Carrie both got firsts and, the best bit, will be presenting the product to the man himself! yaay! I shall have to let you know how it goes. 🙂
Thanks to friends Marta and Illustrator Gary for helping me shoot my ad.