MariaLux is a niche perfumery brand founded by the perfumer behind Nasomatto creations, Alessandro Gualtieri, and his wife, the Dutch designer Lilian Driessen. MariaLux appear in early 2012 offering three perfumes: Truly, Madly and Deeply. Lilian Driessen explains that MariaLux is her muse and her ideal alter ego: " Maria as virgin, mother, lover. Lux stands for light, luxury, and lust. The ‘L’ is me, Lilian Driessen, designer & creative director. I dress. I’ve been working in this profession since 1987. I embrace work in progress, the effort and collective excitement that lies in the process. As I have touched and have been touched, there are many stories to tell."