Like other art forms, scent has seen an explosion of additional materials in which to work with. New raw materials have been created every year since the mid-19th century. Today, those working in scent have hundreds of options to select from when designing the structure of their works.
Tracing the history of raw materials, their use, and the evolution of natural and synthetic materials in scent, Chandler Burr, curator of the recently opened exhibition Scent, joins leading figures in the world of perfume, Iaian Stevenson from P&G Prestige, and Laurent Le Guernec of IFF, for an evening long participatory lecture. Presenting the audience with samples of these raw materials, Burr, Iaian and Laurent will discuss the astonishing growth of the olfactory palette and the way these new materials have changed the works of scent art.