Perfume is a time art in the same way that film and music are time arts. In order to qualify as perfume or film or music, each must engage its medium with transitions, displacements, and modifications that indicate a debt with time. Without time’s passing, perfume would have no means to realise itself, leaving two options: either existing as unrealised potential on the skin (or bottle, or blotter) that never reaches the nose, or pervading as an omnipresent flat sensation that never changes. Transience, development, and diffusion are absolutely fundamental to the olfactory experience. Whilst perfume has to testify to time, what kind of time and how it does so is the subject of this discourse.
SCI was represented at the Esxence 2016 in Milano with two events that are now available to view online: THURSDAY, MARCH 31st @ 12.30 p.m. Roundtable: Judging & Criticism in Artistic Perfumery […]
If you’re at Esxence 2016 in Milano next week, join us on: THURSDAY, MARCH 31st @ 12.30 p.m. Roundtable: Judging & Criticism in Artistic Perfumery Moderated by: Claus Noppeney (Bern […]
The University of St. Gallen has long been known for its integrative view of economics, business administration, law, social science and the humanities. Given its holistic course architecture, the so-called […]
As mentioned in an earlier post, as part of a partnership between the Scent Culture Institute (SCI) and the Institute of Art and Olfaction (IAO), Dr. Claus Noppeney of SCI has […]
The 2014 Art and Olfaction Awards initiated by the Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO) in 2013 have been a major step for the development of artistic perfumery. For its second […]