Our story begins on islands at the centre of the Mediterranean
Olentium is a luxury accessories house creating niche fragrances and limited edition Italian silk scarves. We are based on the Mediterranean island of Malta.
Our Latin name Olentium loosely means ‘of scent, odor or smell’. Olentium eaux de parfum are seductive liaison between scent and skin.
In designing our fragrances and foulards, we explore the sense of Mediterranean slow crafting our scents in artisanal batches.
Centuries ago, perfumes would have been worn not directly on the skin but rather on fabrics like silk scarves and handkerchiefs. The idea of marrying scent and silk comes full circle in Olentium’s Fragrance & Foulards’ collections.
One special foulard in each collection inspires a new fragrance design. And each foulard order includes a complementary 1ml of our signature fragrance Olentium Le Parfum.
Our perfumes are presented and wrapped in a complementary mini foulard which makes their ‘unboxing’ and gifting into something special. This also reduces packaging to replace it with something to wear or accessorise with.
Olentium is based on the Maltese Archipelago on islands at the near centre of the Mediterranean. Once the crossroads of ancient trade routes shipping precious oils, silks and spices, the Maltese Islands have been influenced for millennia by Mediterranean cultures thousands of miles east and west.
The Mediterranean – its people, cities, literature and film, and of course the ever-present sea – is the leitmotif of our perfumes and silk designs.
An expat in the Mediterranean for over 25 years and with a diploma in organic cosmetic formulation, training in natural perfumery and self-taught in graphic design, founder Liz Grech created Olentium to merge her passions of scent and luxury fabrics.
Olentium products are made in small batches to preserve the quality of the source materials. Liz designs foulards and blends perfumes in her atelier in an old Maltese village house.
Our foulards’ manufacturing partner is based in Como, Italy, the home of Italian silk artisans since the 15th century.
Our silk accessory collections are finished to exacting Italian craftsmanship by a firm that preserves a great manufacturing tradition of luxury fashion fabrics. For more on the sustainability of our silk wear, see Our Eco-luxe Ethos.