The trade fair Esxence can truly be considered as a field configuring event for niche perfumery. In 2017, […]
An international panel heralds an ongoing commitment to dialogue and community in global independent perfumery.
Upcoming Fragranze offers a full view of the world of scents: the most exclusive essences with their finest artisan quality, the latest in beauty and wellness products, as well as cosmetics and sophisticated accessories made by more than 270 of the world’s best names in the industry.
Best strange fragrances is the topic for the next Scent Culture Club.
Artistic perfumery has essentially been about the juice from its very beginning in the late 1970s: Jean Laporte started L’Artisan Parfumeur and focused on the juice as well as its creator. Later on, corporate players became interested in this vibrant segment and launched their own niche lines. More recently, the Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO) was created, signaling a comprehensive “new approach to the olfactory arts“ (Saskia Wilson-Brown, IAO founder’s statement, 2012). Consequently, the IAO’s prominent Art & Olfaction Awards highlight the artistry in perfumery. In fact, the awards propose to celebrate the value of the juice, and the juice alone.
Perfume-making – without a doubt – is a creative practice. Yet, our understanding of creativity is often limited. We basically think about the outstanding achievements of a creative genius without exploring the practices and strategies that underlie their creative solutions.
This talk opens the blackbox of creativity: It will focus on empirical data from case study research in the niche perfume industry, and outline the aesthetic and sensual practices that enable creative solutions in perfume-making.
Here are some snapshots of the ongoing exhibition at Kunstmuseum Thun.
The upcoming gathering of our Scent Culture Club is devoted to two recent exhibitions covering the medium of scent in the museum.
SCI was represented at the Esxence 2016 in Milano with two events that are now available to view online:
If you’re at Esxence 2016 in Milano next week, join us for a topical panel discussion: Judging & Criticism in Artistic Perfumery
This new exhibition series is as a re-examination of the collection of the Kunstmuseum Thun, in various ways, through the curatorial lens of scent. In the first part we focus on the material and techniques of art making, which are often smelly, but these scents don’t usually make it into the museum. In the following exhibits, we focus on other aspects of the collection; so stay tuned!
Last summer, we made a connection between Exsence, the annual meeting of the independent perfume business in Milano, and the emerging Art and Olfaction Awards at Los Angeles resulting in a wonderful partnership and a great session at Exsence 2016.
This post introduces a video trailer that presents a few snapshots of the research project Wissensduft.