If I could turn back
The hands of time I’d make you
Fall in love
In love with me again
Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s …Gone
Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s …Gone -Joni Mitchell
Perfume and Music are the two art forms that share a power that is very strong ; within seconds both fragrance and music can transport the receiver to a different moment in time, to emotions we have gone through before-or new ones. Like music, a perfume is composed and both consist of notes. Both perfume and music have had an impact on my life, on the way I perceived myself-on how I feel ,on who I wanted to be.
I decided to make a scent for the Group Exhibit at Arti et Amicitae to express my relation with these two art forms; and so I made ‘MUSIC – Your Olfactive Melody’ . It’s a perfume inspired by popsongs I like and songs I dislike but that have all been the right soundtrack during the bitter and the sweet.
2020 has been a difficult year in so many ways ; Covid has affected many of us .It has stressed the importance of being together and listening and dancing to music together- and sadly how much we had to miss out on it.The loss of smell is another issue many patients had to deal with.
About the perfume : Citrus and woody notes are laced with white flowers dancing to the melody of woods, patchouly and amber notes.The perfume MUSIC is presented as an art work for this exhibit and it’s limited to only one bottle.Although you can use it on your skin or clothes, it has not been approved for cosmetic use -since it is meant as an art object.
Review: Art historian Anna Ostrovskaya and Arti et Amicitea PR collaborator Miriam Taverdin discuss the work Music-Your Olfactive Melody during a livestream of De Salon exhibition. The Work consists of a perfume that was specially made for the exhibition. Each paper test strip on which the fragrance can be applied has the title of a pop song.