Unlike porcelains, skilfully crafted status and beautifully painted art pieces, Perfumes were initially not recognized as a form or art, but just a commercialized product?
It was only in 2013, when the first major exhibition of “The Art of Scent 1889-2012” was held that people’s perception of fragrances changed direction and start to recognize perfume creations as art works.
Let’s look at some known ways where museum exhibit fragrances as art pieces.
The perfume museum known as “The Art of Scent 1889-2012”, and showcased 12 classic perfumes starting with Aimé Guerlain’s Jicky (1889).
Small white rooms are set up where fragrance is dispersed into the room with the desired fragrance. On the walls, the name of the scent and the perfumer name were presented.
There are also interactive spaces placed, where visitors can use provided blotter papers to smell and experience the various room.
This museum opens up how intricately designed perfumes are created and the aesthetics of formulation design involving creativity.
The Fragrance Museum Farina-House in Cologne, Germany, also displays packaged perfumes. There are also “chamber of essence” sites where visitors are able to smell accords use to formulate the perfume – allowing a sneak peek into the perfume making process.
Similarly, held in 1960s in Barcelona, Museo Del Perfum, is a fragrance museum set up by showcasing rows and columns of packaged perfumes in large display glass shelves.
The focus of such museum was diversity, a haven for perfume lovers to explore a wide variety of different fragrances.
There are also museums such as Grasse: the Museum of Perfumes, in France, that exhibits raw materials of their perfumes in flasks along with equipment that makes perfumes.
The highlights of such museum are its educational purposes on each scent and the process of perfume making.
Personalize Your Own Perfumes
After looking through the way museums set up and display their fragrances, how about trying out the most interactive way to learn and experience perfume making process, like attending a Perfume Workshop?
The perfume workshop offers a wide variety of fragrance oil for you to try and smell through to figure out your preference. It is also a fun and innovative way of perfume making as it made use of personality quizzes and connects it back to fragrances.
To book a class or find out more, head down to the links below:
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