The Art Of Scent exhibition, the first of it kind, will be opening in New York’s MAD today. It is open until February 24th 2013.
12 perfumes are exhibited, the catalogue that will accompany the exhibition only features 11 though (the 12th, Chanel N°5 could not be included, I’m guessing Chanel did not cooperate?). The catalogue contains 5ml vials of the perfumes. It is limited to 1000 pieces and will be sold online (as far as I’m informed they only ship within the US though).
Here are the 11 perfumes included in the catalogue:
Lent by Guerlain
02 Abstract Expressionism
Lent by Givenchy and Givaudan
03 Early American School
Lent by The Estée Lauder Companies and International Flavors and Fragrances
Lent by l’Oréal International Flavors and Fragrances
Lent by Clarins and Firmenich
Lent by BPI and Firmenich
07 Photo Realism
Annie Buzantian, Alberto Morillas
Lent by The Estée Lauder Companies and Firmenich
08 Kinetic Sculpture
Lent by Dolce & Gabbana, P&G Prestige, and Firmenich
Carlos Benaïm, Max Gavarry, Clément Gavarry
Lent by Prada, Puig, and International Flavors & Fragrances
Lent by Hermès
Lent by l’Oréal and Givaudan
The catalogue will also contain a booklet, written by Chandler Burr, of 11 essays on the art historical context of each of the 11 works.
Once more reason for sighing deeply and wishing I was in New York…
NY perfume lovers, will you be going to the exhibition?