Perfumes

Art with Perfume

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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Francesco Vezzoli’s Decadent Perfume Faux-Mercial
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Francesco Vezzoli’s Decadent Perfume Faux-Mercial

I always love a good perfume commercial, like Chanel’s Egoiste ad from the early 1990’s and David Lynch’s work for Calvin Klein’s Obsession. Even better are the spoofs of the genre. Kristen Wiig stars in a SNL skit called “Red Flag” that pokes fun at the pretentious, pseudo-seriousness of perfume ads. In 2009, Francesco Vezzoli … Continue reading

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That Smells Radical: Fluxus Art Engages the Nose
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That Smells Radical: Fluxus Art Engages the Nose

In 1965, Takako Saito produced Spice Chess, consisting of a chess board whose pieces are filled with spices.  One can only recognize the position being played by inhaling its scent rather than relying on sight.  The set includes white pawns made of cinnamon, white rooks of nutmeg, the white knights are ginger, black bishops are Cumin, and the black king made of asafoetida.  The white … Continue reading

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