Mendittorosa and Talismans together with Artists,
Writers and Perfume Lovers from all over the world


Images inspired by the odours
of Mendittorosa Odori D’Anima
& Talismans Collezione Preziosa

Pictures by Alex Musgrave

Instagram: everdandysilverfox

Mirrorborn is a unique photographic interpretation of perfume. I was invited by Stefania Squeglia, the brand owner and creative force behind Mendittorosa Odori D’Anima and Talismans Collezione Preziosa to re-imagine the her passionate collections of fine eaux de parfums and extraits through my olfactive and visual filters.

When I critique or photograph perfume I try to communicate visually or in prose how it smells; the mood of the thing, its personality. Years of working in the perfume trade and an obsession for words and strange beauty have made me fascinated with communicating the poetic emotion of scent, its oddity and its ability to raise unexpected guests and ghosts.

Mirrorborn is a series of reflective portraits of Stefania’s collaborative collections, her intriguing work with talented perfumers, artisan crafts people, ceramicists, writers, jewelers and illustrators.  I wear the fragrances continually; they are part of my tapestry, threaded through my days and nights. Le Mat was my first love, decadent profound roses, soaked sensually in chewy patchouli.  Now I have them all, each of them unique, addictive and a joy to photograph. I hope you all enjoy my photographs and hopefully sense a little of my madness, the fever I have from inhaling such strange craftsmanship and beauty in scent.

Alex Musgrave, The Silver Fox
Photographer and Scentwriter


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4 entries.
Jakub from Danzica wrote on 13 October 2018 at 11:28:
So emotional interpretations, the essence of both Mendittorosa/Talismans and The Silver Fox's style and magic. Bravo!
Massimo from Firenze wrote on 11 October 2018 at 21:44:
Extraordinary photos fort extraordinary fragrances! I love both of them!!!
Tom from Edinburgh wrote on 11 October 2018 at 19:16:
Absolutely stunning work!
Giacomo from Naples wrote on 9 October 2018 at 11:06:
Lovely work!