04 | Perfume And Art
Issue: 04 Autumn/Winter 2017
Publication Date: 23 November 2017
Pages 144 pgs
Ceci n'est pas un parfum
Some perfumers have fought all their lives to get their work recognized as art. Others, on the contrary, place themselves at the service of a lucrative business. How should we approach this composite thing called perfume, the fruit of the minds of those who create it and a fantasized projection of those who crave it? We examine the issue from philosophical, aesthetic, historical, legal and, of course, artistic viewpoints – for the world of art, most often intended for our eyes and ears only, is also becoming enamored with the emotional power of smell.