As part of fragrance themed exhibition held in Milan during the 2015 Design Week, nendo has redesigned a bottle of perfume that no longer exists today. Nendo was commissioned to reimagine the perfume named Fandango by Koehler, which gained popularity in Russia in the 19th century. However apart from the image of the perfume bottle, hardly any information on neither the fragrance nor the background to the product was available. Nendo decided to determine the outline of the perfume bottle and express its silhouette with the tube inside. 


The tubes come in two types, one is a gradation of cold colours and the other is a gradation of warm colours. The perfume bottles were respectively named “Fandango -12.3 ºC” and “Fandango +23.1 ºC”, to suggest the average temperatures of the winters and summers in Moscow where Koehler used to be. These two colours of the temperatures also represent the cool, fresh scent of the winters and the warm, passionate scent of the summers.

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all images © Kenichi Sonehara