From Roman orgies in year 23-AD to women’s scent liberation in 1947 via the flower extracts in Grasse in 18th century, join Master Perfumer and osmocurator, Christophe Laudamiel, on June 1st, 2016, for a flight back in history through perfumes!
Osmotheque: Scent-Traveling Through Time with Christophe Laudamiel
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016,
Perfume has one of the longest and most interesting histories of all the art forms. From the ancient Egyptians, to the Far East, to the birth of science and art in Europe –perfume and fragrance have always been an important part of culture and a community’s identity.
In this class, world-renowned Master Perfumer and only osmocurator currently based in the United States, Christophe Laudamiel, will share and smell with you some of the most iconic and oldest perfumes, most of them disappeared, from the Osmotheque, the international fragrance archives based in Versailles, France. This is a living collection of existing or no-longer available perfumes on a mission to protect the world olfactory heritage.
Some old vintage fragrance bottles will be opened and shared such as a Chypre by Coty, which we will compare to an even older Chypre by Guerlain (brand new addition to the osmotheque). An old floral fragrance bottle, full: Shocking by Schiaparelli will be opened for the first time. The Eau de Cologne that Napoleon was wearing in exile is always part of the performance along with a sip of a scent-related liquor.
$150 per person, proceeds go in part to the preservation of original scent oils, formulas and historical ingredients as well as promoting more educational activities by the Perfume School New York perfumeschoolnyc.edu and the Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics acadepa.org.
Christophe Laudamiel and the New York based non-profit Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics are the exclusive entities in the United States with the rights to showcase historic and rare perfumes archived at the Osmotheque of Versailles.
Christophe Laudamiel is a Master Perfumer, Osmocurator™, scent composer, lecturer, writer, and trained chemist. He has co-created top 10 fragrances for major Houses such as Polo Blue for men by Ralph Lauren, Happy Heart by Clinique, Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch, DeadofNight by strangelovenyc and other scents for the likes of Beyoncé, Helena Christensen, Tom Ford, Burberry, Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger. He is the only perfumer represented by 2 art galleries strictly devoted to olfactory art, leading to five solo shows in three years: Dillon in New York City and Mianki in Berlin, Germany. He also made and scent-jockeyed the 30-plus scents for the scent opera “Green Aria” at the Guggenheim Museums (New York and Bilbao) and, with colleague Christoph Hornetz, the 15 scents for the book and movie “Perfume, the story of a murderer”. He regularly lectures at institutions such as universities, perfume societies and scientific congresses.
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