Tuesday saw London's Book Club play host to Scratch + Sniff at the movies. A chance to combine movie history with fragrances. The sold-out event was hosted by Les Sentuers' James Craven and Scratch + Sniff Founder, Lizzie Ostrom (aka Odette Toilette). For those that were unable to make it, Basenotes tweeted live from the Book Club. For those who did make it, we've compiled a list of the fragrances used in the evening in case you wish to do some further investigating.
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.
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.
Yellow vial: Incence Rose by Tauer Perfumes
Green vial: Tubéreuse by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
Red vial: L'Eau Guerrière 20 by Parfumerie Generale
Unmarked vial: Lonestar memories by Tauer Perfumes
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The next event is 'Scent and the Pen':“Can anyone remember love? It’s like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.”
- 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.
More can be found on the Scratch + Sniff website.