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Marcel Proust: Of chamber pots and vessels of perfume

In his saga, the asthmatic writer portrays a hypersensitive narrator whose nose is just as fine as his palate. On the occasion of the centenary of his death this November 18, 2022, we offer you an article originally published in Nez, the Olfactory Magazine #13, which returns to the role of odors in the work of the author.

Woody ambers: the nasal invaders

You smell them everywhere without knowing it, these mystery compounds. When, how and why did woody ambers invade perfumery? Here is our attempt at an answer for you: some facts, some history, and a healthy dose of subjectivity!

The press kit: The art of staging the immaterial

How do the different players contribute to the creation, publication and evolution of the press kit, a tool of the trade that conditions the discourse of journalists and, in turn, the image of perfumery?
To complete our series « Reinventing perfumery discourse », we offer you an article originally published in Nez, the Olfactory Magazine #12.

Olfactory dissonance, between discourse and reality

Endless fields of Grasse roses, eco-responsible patchouli and a few drops of the loveliest organic lavender: it appears that mainstream brands fill their bottles exclusively with extracts that are ever more sustainable, ethical and mindful. What if perfumery tried a different approach to talking about its creations?

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EVENTS

Cosmic Gardens – Immersive concert at Lincoln Center

On June 16, as part of the festival “Summer for the City” at Lincoln Center, French musical duo Cosmic Gardens (Clément Mercet & Ugo Charron) will perform their set with a visual and olfactory background, meant to deepen the connection to the music and the moment. 

Once the Smoke Clears installation at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Once The Smoke Clears, Beatrice Glow at The Baltimore Museum of Art

For her first exhibition in a major U.S. museum, Beatrice Glow delves into the unseen and unsavory sociohistorical and ecological realities underlying the tobacco industry’s veneer of luxury through her digitally printed and embroidered silk textiles, VR-sculpted and 3D-printed objects, watercolors, and scent experiences.

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