“The only qualification I have is a school certificate I was awarded at thirteen … I am self taught and have become who I am through encounters with people and individuals and, of course, with their work. ” – JEAN-CLAUDE ELLENA
We have fleshed out some of the guiding ideas for Scent Culture Institute in our contribution to Designing with Smell: Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges – an impressive volumen honoring the work of Victoria Henshaw : Culturalizing scent!
Bern University of Arts is offering this fall a course under its Signaletik – Environmental Communication Design program titled Invisible Architecture: Scent Orientation. The course is lead by perfumer Vero Kern and Jean Odermatt, sociologist and communications designer.
There is a growing number of DIY perfumers who aim at entering the European market. Karen Gilbert who runs an online perfume course published a quick guide to navigating IFRA for those making perfume for sale in the European Union.
IAO is making a map of resources for education in perfumery, on as global a scale as they can muster.
In a bold move and as a special treat, Christophe Laudamiel and DreamAir have decided to divulge the 2015 formula of the Air Sculpture® Finnish-Hungarian Osmolanguage #5.
There is an increasing interest in olfaction, scent, smell and perfume in major design schools. Here is another great example from London.