“If There Ever Was: an exhibition of extinct and impossible smells.” Participating artists included Kóan Jeff Baysa, Mark Buxton, Bertrand Duchaufour, Christoph Hornetz, Christophe Laudamiel, Patricia Millns, Steven Pearce, David Pybus – Scents of Time, Geza Schön, Sissel Tolaas, and Maki Ueda.
Designed by Dustin Edward Arnold | Country: United States “Batzner is an independent laboratory+perfuming house in Amsterdam providing the highest level of formulations for the luxury fragrance industry. Founded in 2001 by Markos Haan the lab has produced formulas both commercially and privately for clients worldwide. In opposition to organic trends and in Dutch fashion, Batzner touts, even brags about their ability at 100% synthetic reproduction.
Central Saint Martins student Amy Radcliffe created Madeleine, a device that works like a 35mm camera. Madeleine pumps air from a fragrance source through a trap, where the molecules are absorbed into a resin. This is then processed by a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry machine to obtain the scent’s chemical make-up, and turned into a liquid that replicates the smell. The device enables users to capture scents as a way of preserving memories like photo albums do.
The fragrance is inspired by the Fusako Shigenobu, former leader of the Japanese Red Army, who was believed to be in exile in Lebanon for many years after orchestrating some of the group’s most political statements. Yi and Peng have chosen cedar wood as a central theme of this fragrance’s narrative, as cedar is highly regarded in Lebanon as a national emblem. The scent uses three different kinds of cedar wood as its base note, along with violet leaf and nutty heart notes, and top notes of yuzu, shiso leaf, and black pepper.
Honoré des Prés launches its "Smells of New York" organic Parisian fragrances created by perfumer Olivia Giacobetti with the city unexpected packaging: Starbucks look-alike coffee cup placed in a brown paper bag and sealed with a sticker for easy toting.