“A perfumer is someone who masters the behaviour and the perception of volatile molecules by the nose and the brain.” – CHRISTOPHE LAUDAMIEL
“I like to think that every perfumer considers his or her work an art, and that a desire to create constitutes the motives for his work, because the perfumer is the first to appreciate the emotional investment he or she has put into the project. Unless freely chosen, collaborations with other perfumers can only do the utmost harm to a project.” – JEAN-CLAUDE ELLENA
“Wherever I create something I like, I can be sure that it is too far out.” – ANDREAS WILHELM
“As a perfumer I am the car. The FDM is the driver.” – ANDREAS WILHELM
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.
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.
This post introduces a video trailer that presents a few snapshots of the research project Wissensduft.
20 Minuten (English: 20 Minutes, said Twenty Minutes) is a free daily newspaper in Switzerland. Thanks to the substantial support of the […]
The Museum Bellerive, a department of the Museum of Design in Zurich devoted an entire exhibition to perfumery: “Perfume – Bottling Seduction”.