A Whiff of Revolution: New York artist Lisa Kirk bottles the smell of war
Art / Perfumes / Politics / Reviews

A Whiff of Revolution: New York artist Lisa Kirk bottles the smell of war

The combination of art with politics is a subject that has always interested me. A few weeks ago, I traveled to Kassel, Germany to see the once-every-five year exhibition called dOCUMENTA 13. The artist and curator Arnold Bode created Documenta in 1955 as a means of addressing the recent trauma experienced in Europe, and looked … Continue reading

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For the Love of Perfume: Blogging and its discontents
Art / Blogs / Perfumes

For the Love of Perfume: Blogging and its discontents

Full disclosure: I am an amateur enthusiast of perfume on Stage 3 of NST’s brilliantly described progression of perfumania. In my short time as a blogger, I have encountered questions such as are there too many of them, are bloggers just diletantes seeking monetary or critical fame, are they using the platform towards means that … Continue reading

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Art / Blogs / France / Perfumes / Reviews / Writing

The social significance of perfume: Introduction

Denyse Beaulieu interviews Antoine Lie on her fantastic blog, Grain de musc. Monsieur Lie has created scents for Burberry, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Comme des Garçons and other titans of the perfume world.  Beaulieu invites Lie to speak about Sécrétions Magnifiques, a fragrance he created for the iconoclastic house of État Libre d’Orange that is one of … Continue reading

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