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Originally posted on Perfumery Tools:
Smell has this reputation of being somewhat different for each person. It’s not really true. Perfumery shows you that can’t be true, because if it were like that it wouldn’t be an art.” (Luca Turin) In the history it is possible to trace olfactive stimuli inside art works and olfactory pathways were…

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Smell Me: Martynka Wawrzyniak’s Scented Exhibition at Envoy Enterprises
Art / Perfumes

Smell Me: Martynka Wawrzyniak’s Scented Exhibition at Envoy Enterprises

‘In today’s society we do everything we can to mask the natural scent of our bodies, thus forgoing an ancient form of animal communication. I wanted to isolate these primal human essences and deliver them in an environment devoid of other sensual distractions. The piece represents the true essence of a woman – free of … Continue reading

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Making Up and Selling Out: Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Othoniel Collaborate with Kiehl’s and Dior
Art / Fashion / Perfumes / Reviews

Making Up and Selling Out: Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Othoniel Collaborate with Kiehl’s and Dior

In the NY Times today, Bee-Shyuan Chang reports on the collaboration between the artist Kenny Scharf and the cosmetics company, Kiehl’s.  Following Andy Warhol’s example of embracing mass culture and markets in his art, Scharf is one of many artists who are blurring the lines between the unique art object and the dissemination of mass produced … Continue reading

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On the trail of a flavor genome: Anicka Yi’s sensorial art – now on Cafleurebon!
Art / Perfumes

On the trail of a flavor genome: Anicka Yi’s sensorial art – now on Cafleurebon!

A few months ago, the fabulous Mark Behnke, editor of the award-winning perfume blog, Cafleurebon.com, invited this perfumista to be a guest blogger.  I’m so grateful, honored and excited that Mark and Michelyn gave me this opportunity to write about a fascinating young New York artist named Anicka Yi who focuses on smells as part … Continue reading

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France / Perfumes / Philosophy / Writing

A Philosophy of Love: the Self and the Scented

“Does my heart move because I love someone who is an absolute singularity, or because I love the way someone is?”–Jacques Derrida When I was a teenager, there was a distinction between “love” (with a capital L) and “like.”  Love is something heavy, grown up, and slightly tortured, while like allowed you an out.  You … Continue reading

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