Little known fact: In between painting Surrealist masterpieces and conceiving grotesque reverie sequences for Hitchock films, Salvador Dalí was making his mark on the beauty industry, too. The Catalán artist actually worked with perfume makers to create several fragrances in the 1940's and '50s and designed the bottle for each scent himself!
Many of those fragrances (like Laguna, Daliflor and Ruby Lips) have been re-released since then, and now comes word of It Is Love (top), which makes its return to Henri Bendel stores in conjunction with the Dalí: Painting and Film exhibit currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. The fragrance, which is available through October, features notes with ultra-feminine names like pomegranate pearl, pink pepper and everlasting flower. And the bottle, which harkens the artist's famous Mae West Lips sofa of 1938 (bottom), captures dreamlike sensuality like only Dalí could.
Tell us: would you try a fragrance by the late, great Salvador Dalí?