New Exhibition at Somerset House – Perfume: A Sensory Journey through Contemporary Scent

16th June, 2017


Perfume: A Sensory Journey through Contemporary Scent. by Julia, courtesy Somerset House

From next week, London’s Somerset House will play host to an exhibition entitled Perfume: A Sensory Journey through Contemporary Scent. Throughout the summer, the East Wing Galleries of Somerset House will be transformed into a series of scent-based installations showcasing the inspirations and skill of modern perfumery.

The exhibition — curated by Somerset House Senior Curator, Claire Catterall, alongside fragrance writer, Lizzie Ostrom (aka Odette Toilette) — will explore the work of ten perfume pioneers over the last two decades.

Each room will include visual, auditory and tactile references to the identity and influences of each perfumer. Installations will reflect the inspirations of the scents in their design, from a sandy desert to the Scottish Highlands.

The perfumers and works included in the exhibition are:

Also featured will be a perfume laboratory stocked with over 200 ingredients, as well as an introductory exhibition including ten fragrances from the 20th Century from L’Origan to ck One.

The exhibition will also play host to perfume related events and workshops throughout its run.

Perfume: A Sensory Journey through Contemporary Scent will run from 21 June to 17 September at Somerset House, Strand, London.

More information is available at the Somerset House website

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