“To do well you must do good and to do good you must do well”: The motto reflects the legacy of Firmenich company that just celebrated its 125th anniversary in November 2020.
When you are a perfume lover, or simply curious to know more, how do you acquire olfactory culture? How can you satisfy your thirst for knowledge?
A patchwork of know-how and facts and figures about perfumery and olfaction, conveyed in an eclectic and free-wheeling style.
Meeting with Irene Gisbert Borras, co-founder of Barcelona Olfaction Week, a whole week of activities and conferences dedicated to olfaction and perfume.
Michael Edwards offers us a second, enriched edition of his cult book on perfumery.
A relatively comprehensive and easy introduction for anyone who is curious about smell.
In a detailed study, Smell Detectives documents how public officials and urban housewives recognised and dealt with the stink of burgeoning American cities and their 19th-century tenements.
Through scents, such as those of the spice trade, a book that tells of the violence of European colonial powers in South America.
Initiated by the late Victoria Henshaw, Designing with Smell tackles the extensive field of design, from art and entertainment to architecture and urbanism.
Beginning in 1860, when the brand was founded by Félix Millot, to when it was taken over by Révillon perfumes in 1966, more than 100 years of history are covered here by Laurianne Millot and Odile Thiriot.
The Art of Flavor, by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Patterson and renowned natural perfumer Mandy Aftel, is a primer on cooking that nods toward principles of perfumery.
This book is most admirable with the near-perfect balance it strikes between promoting the company’s assets, recounting fragrance history, and exploring the artistry and contemporary issues surrounding the medium of perfume.
Through the pages of this original book, Lizzie Ostrom, also known as Odette Toilette, takes us on a very pleasant tour of the 20th century.
Recited at the Oude Kerk by Caro Verbeek, in Amsterdam, on May 19th 2019, during the annual Art & Olfaction Awards, surrounded by the scent of roses.
Do scents have a shape?
If this summer the sides of the river Thames appeal to you, don’t miss out on the new multisensory exhibition on view at Somerset House : “Perfume: A sensory journey through contemporary scent”. Until September 17th, you will be able to discover there the specificities of contemporary perfumery through several senses.