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March 12, 2014

Perfume as an art form

Olfactory curator for the Museum of Art and Design, Chandler Burr argues "by any reasonable definition" perfume is an art form.

Burr, who also publishes a number of intriguing top 10 lists of fragrances (among which you will find Paris by YSL and Chanel No 5 as well as some surprising choices, such as Clinique’s Happy for Men and Hilfiger’s Tommy Girl), often uses artistic terms to describe perfumes: “Guerlain’s Jicky is a work of romanticism – it’s very Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – while Diorama is one of the greatest abstract expressionist perfumes in the world.”

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 12, 2014 08:27 AM