Ashraf Osman discusses Marion Colomer’s immersive installation Melancholia including an original scent created by the New York City based perfumer Dana El Masri. New York City based perfumer, creating a original scent:
Scents of Exile is an olfactory art project curated by Ashraf Osman in partnership with Syndicate and Givaudan. It takes as its point of departure an evocative text about memory, identity and nostalgia associated with scents of cities and places no longer accessible, from In the Presence of Absence by renowned Arab poet Mahmoud Darwish.
An excellent piece by Dana El Masri on “cities of jasmine, roses of beloveds: scent, identity, and culture in the Middle East”:
Dana El Masri, the Jazmin Saraï perfumer, is “inspired by the concept of synesthesia, cross-modality and Septimus Piesse’s The art of perfumery.