Self-taught, San Francisco perfume-maker Bruno Fazzolari creates scents inspired by his personal experience with synesthesia, or "seeing" scent, translating his ideas into paintings and sculptures, which he often exhibits with his fragrances. Using high-quality raw materials, Bruno handcrafts and bottles his entire line of scents in small batches in his studio.
His line quickly attracted the attention of perfume critics and enthusiasts alike. Artforum listed his Lampblack scent as a "Top Ten" for 2013. In 2014, Luca Turin, a biophysicist and writer with a long-standing interest in our sense of smell, perfumery, and the fragrance industry, gave Lampblack a coveted four-star review. Bruno's perfume-making work has received press in the style sections of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Bruno is represented locally by Anglim Gilbert Gallery, and has also shown with Gallery 16 and [2nd floor projects] in San Francisco, and Feature, Inc. in New York. His artwork has been included in shows at the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, and the Katonah Museum of Art, New York, and is in the collection of the Berkeley Art Museum. He is a past artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, and a finalist for SFMOMA’s SECA award.