When Canadian artist and designer Zoë Pawlak was starting out, she was 24, working in a restaurant, pregnant, and determined to be an entrepreneur. Now, she is an internationally recognized artist with a new take on life and a series of paintings to show for it.

Canada’s masters of puppetry for adults have collaborated with celebrated composer Veronika Krausas and Giller Prize-winning author André Alexis to create a haunting new opera.

The Venetian mask embossed on the Storie Veneziane by Valmont fragrance bottle is emblematic of the romance and mystique of Venice, the city the collection is named for: Venetian Stories.