Here are some pictures from the evening.
The fragrances that were used were:
1. Jasmin et Cigarette by Etat Libre d'Orange
Launched in 2006, by Etat Libre d'Orange. The scent contains notes of Jasmin Absolut, Tobacco, Apricot, Tonka, Hay, Cedar, Amber and Musk.
The fragrance was created for them by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu who also made Armani Code for Men, Paul Smith Rose and Féerie by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Find out more and read reviews of Jasmin et Cigarette here
2. Une Fleur de Cassie by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
Launched in 2000, it contains notes of Cassie, Mimosa, Jasmine, Clove, Cumin, Bergamot, Rose, Violet, Apricot, Aldehyde, Salicylate, Musk Cetone, Cedarwood and Sandalwood.
The fragrance was created by perfumer Dominique Ropion who also made Amarige by Givenchy, Alien by Thierry Mugler and YSL L'Homme.
Read reviews of Une Fleur de Cassie here
Yellow vial: Incence Rose by Tauer Perfumes
Launched in 2008 by perfumer Andy Tauer. You can read reviews of this fragrance here. This fragrance was paired with the film The Name of the Rose
Green vial: Tubéreuse by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
Launched in 1988. Read reviews here. This fragrance was paired with the film Double Idemnity.
Red vial: L'Eau Guerrière 20 by Parfumerie Generale
Launched last year by perfumer Pierre Guillaume. Read reviews here. The fragrance was paired with 2001: A Space Odyssey
Unmarked vial: Lonestar memories by Tauer Perfumes
A love/hate fragrance judging by the response on the night, and the reviews here. This was launched in 2006, and was paired with Brokeback Mountain
The next event is 'Scent and the Pen':
- Arthur Miller
Thought scent appreciation was about being able to identify notes and ingredients? Think again. With its ability to immediately trigger memories, places, people and emotions, scent is a so much more than lemon, lavender and roses. In this Scratch+Sniff, we’ll discover how poets have managed to find the language to describe a smell, before experiencing some of the most interesting and complex perfumes ever created; perfumes that have as much to say and are as subtle as a great painting, and that will bring to life vivid characters and concepts in your mind.
We’re delighted to be joined from Cambridge University by poet and academic Dr Ian Patterson and by Dr Rowan Boyson, who is currently writing a book on Smell in the 18th Century.