Frédéric Malle’s collaboration with Olivia Giacobetti began in 2000. She was the first woman to enter the exclusive circle of the world’s best perfumers chosen by the publisher of perfumes to compose the classics of tomorrow. Frédéric Malle chose her for the qualities of her perfume writing: a modern writing style that doesn’t follow fashions. A feminine, youthful, free and very personal writing. According to Malle, “Olivia has that rare ability to create an ambiance, to capture an atmosphere, like a great photographer.” Together, they created a charming, luminous and moving perfume, En Passant. Later, the duo composed the Iris Hand Cream, a tribute to the flower that the Medici family used to as precious perfume their gloves and hands.