How to remain creative in artistic perfumery? – Panel at Esxence 2017

Bodo Kubartz and Claus Noppeney organized and facilitated the session “Staying ahead: how to remain creative in today’s competitive niche perfumery.” The abstract set the stage: “Over the last couple of years, the niche perfume segment has become increasingly competitive. What are the challenges that niche perfumery is facing today? What are the opportunities to stay ahead of the game?” How to remain creative in artistic perfumery? – Panel at Esxence 2017

The phenomenon of olfactory time

By Eddie Bulliqui, SCI associate, published on 24 November 2016

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. The phenomenon of olfactory time

The Art and Olfaction Awards: Professionalizing Artistic Perfumery

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 been leading research at the Bern University of Applied Sciences on awards processes and their role and influence within the Artistic Perfumery world. He presented the subject to the audience of “Esxence: The Scent of Excellence” in Milan on Thursday, March 26th in the context of the Art and Olfaction Awards, a major step for the development of this field, and the analysis of their first two rounds. Claus was joined by Saskia Wilson-Brown, founder of the IAO in Los Angeles, both as speaker and to announce the finalists of the second edition of the awards. Here is their presentation: