The Institute for Art and Olfaction is rapidly taking shape in Los Angeles under the enthusiastic leadership of Saskia Wilson-Brown.
The Institute for Art and Olfaction aims to instigate greater engagement with the art and science of scent. We will do this through a public education program, by building an archive of contemporary perfume releases, by creating an accessible laboratory for scent innovation, and by inciting cross-genre collaboration between perfumers and other creative practitioners.The concept is great and so is the timing: fragrance at all levels—creative, commercial, and artistic—is in the midst of a great upheaval. Establishing a West Coast presence will be good for everyone. That’s why I signed on to be one of the group’s advisors.
Saskia has launched the Institute’s first fundraising effort on IndieGoGo. They’re about halfway toward their goal of $5,500. If you have a few bucks to kick in, I’d encourage you to do so. The deadline is February 5.
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