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My First Perfume Post: Touring The Art of Scent Exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design New York for Bois de Jasmin

Come tour with me!
I tour The Art of Scent exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design with curator Chandler Burr for Bois de Jasmin.

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    • Thank you, Siobhan! It was! Well, I have to admit that at first, I was really tense waiting for the puff of fragrance. I was reminded of those machines at the optometrist’s office. You know the ones that blow a puff of air into your eyes? But once you get over that, it was actually nice to block out all the outside distractions and just focus on the scent.

      Also, it was a nice way to experience scent in a completely different way. I noticed some things about some scents that I never noticed to the same degree when I smelled them on a blotter.

  1. brie

    Fantastic! I left a comment on bois de jasmin yet I must say here as well that you should write about perfume, not just food, as in many ways they are connected. And I am glad that you were able to go to the Etat on Feb 4th!

    • Thank you so much, Brie! Yes, I just saw your comment! Been a bit swamped this weekend with a wonderful friend visiting from out of town, early Mardi Gras parties, and the Chinese New Year. Too much to eat and drink! Not a bad thing 🙂 but definitely postpones getting back to people. Working through backlog now! Btw, got your sweetest of sweet packages the other day. You are a DOLL! Thank you!!!

      • brie

        My pleasure my friend! But I expect to hear your opinions (good or bad) as you make your way through everything! I just had to send the perfume after the tea 🙂 !!! Maybe you can come up with some good pairings!

  2. Oh yeah! Is this going to be a new feature on your blog? Can’t wait! I poked around the museum’s website a little bit and I have to say that their material is very progressive. Love it! I love the fact that they recognize jewelry as an art form. Finally! I’m so excited. 🙂

  3. I’m quite fussy when it comes to perfume (in case others aren’t) but I’ve always wanted to what a wine trail is to wine but for perfume to find “my scent”. I hate floral and musky scents, but love slightly sweet and fresh scents. One scent I can never get enough of is bergamot, though I’d love to have an expert to consult upon.

    …And eating food without experiencing aromas would be a sad, sad thing.

    • I’m pretty fussy about perfumes too. If you ever come to New York, we can go on a perfume tour of the city! A personal hunt for your very own scent!

      That sounds like so much fun! I know exactly where we would go, and where we would stop to eat and drink 🙂

      Bergamot is a lovely, lovely, lovely thing. Many perfumes, if not most, have it as a top note. Unfortunately, like most citrusy scents, it tends to fade quickly.

      However, PM me your deets! Let’s see what this perfume fairy godmother can do 😉

  4. I wouldn’t have read the post if it weren’t written by you since I disagree with the concept of stripping perfumes off of all the things that, in my opinion, are intergral parts of a perfume experience. But I’m glad that you enjoyed the exhibition.

    I agree with others: you should write more often about perfumes! 🙂

    • Thank you, Undina! Speaking as a perfume lover, I think it would be hard not to enjoy any show about scent. I very much look forward to the Museum’s next offering!

      And thanks to popular response, it looks like perfume will be making more appearances on the blog!

  5. I am so happy you got to go to this show!! And to put it in food terms, I am pea green with envy. What a wonderful review and so much fun to read. YES you should write more about perfume. How about the relationship between food and fragrance and the rise of the gourmand fragrances in the land of perfume. Oh …I am babbling now but I did so enjoy it all.

    • Thank you, Lanier! You are so kind!

      I’m not sure how peas ever got associated with envy. They’re so delicious . . .

      And a talk about the relationship between rising interest in food and the increased popularity of gourmands would be a wonderful blog post! It would definitely be a new direction for the blog, but what is life without evolution? Thank you, again!

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