Jérôme Di Marino is a rising star destined to shape the future of fragrance. With unassuming confidence, he believes that experience is not measured in years but from cultural immersion. His approach is through reinvention: “I like to work with traditional patterns, but I always give them a modern twist.” His debut fragrance for Molton Brown – Suede Orris – is a new take on 16th Century Florentine perfumery.
I like to work with traditional patterns, but I always give them a modern twist.
Through his passionate reinterpretation of fragrance, Jérôme is also changing a way of thinking. Suede Orris Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum was inspired by Catherine de Medici, a Florentine noblewoman who trail-blazed the fashion of wearing scented leather gloves: “It challenges the idea that orris is old-fashioned. I wanted it to be powdery, yet modern.”
I always aim to stay away from expected things.