Man in Black Essence – Laolu NYC X BVLGARI

Top Nigerian visual artist Laolu Senbanjo’s collaboration with BVLGARI is everything!

BVLGARI MAN IN BLACK ESSENCE – a limited edition African inspired perfume by BVLGARI – is adorned with the artist’s signature Yoruba tribal and pays homage to Sango the God of Thunder.

Laolu, who was born and raised in Ilorin, Nigeria became well known after his collaboration with Beyonce on her visual album Lemonade.

Laolu has also worked with top global brands and musicians like Equinox Fitness, Nike, Kenneth Cole, Alicia Keys, Taraji Henson, Jidenna, Angelique Kidjo, Black Coffee, Swizz Beatz, Danielle Brooks, Vice, Usher, Seun Kuti, Davido, Sound Sultan, Tony Allen just to name a few.

His Yoruba heritage is ever present in all his work and he puts his mark on everything from canvas, to shoes, to walls and buildings, to clothing and even the body with his Sacred Art of the Ori.

He is a strong advocate of holding onto your culture and spreading its glory and finds a way to marry his modern detail and ornate style with his Yoruba heritage.

His strong bond to his culture is visible in his latest collaboration with BVLGARI.

BVLGARI MAN IN BLACK ESSENCE transports us to the heart of the African continent and strongly expresses a primal yet elegant and magnetic masculinity.

Warm, virile, addictive and wild, the new afrodisiac oriental signature created by Alberto Morillas takes on an exotic dimension and is imbued with a fascinating warrior intensity.

Through continuous patterned lines the artist reinterpreted the iconic monolithic silhouette translating the fragrance’s virility and power into the sacred Yoruba tribal art.

The exclusive design pays homage to Sango, the God of Thunder, his legendary power and his true essence as a man and God.”

BVLGARI MAN IN BLACK ESSENCE is an ode to the wild seduction, for a tactile and infinitely sensual pleasure.

Photo Credit: Laolu Senbanjo / BVLGARI

Instagram: @laolunyc

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