Explore the historic materials used to create perfume in ancient Greece and Rome, then create your own aphrodisiacal fragrance in this hands-on workshop at the Getty Villa. SOLD OUT
A one night scented event for singles who really want to meet someone, Love Potion No. 9 is a collaboration between Bettina Hubby and the IAO. It’s like speed dating, minus the awkward.
January in LA: Warm, sunny, home to happy seagulls, and home to the IAO. Also, full of events, classes and excursions. Check out our latest newsletter, and – most importantly – be like the bird and fly in.
Come socialize, learn, and tinker with perfumery: We host our open sessions on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30. All levels are welcome. Laughter and sharing required.
We’re more than halfway through the preliminary judging for the Art and Olfaction Awards. We will announce the finalists at Esxence in Milan on March 26.
A one night scented event for singles who really want to meet someone, Love Potion No. 9 is a collaboration between Bettina Hubby and the IAO.
The Art and Olfaction Awards were created to support independent, artisan and experimental perfumery. Submissions closed on December 19.
On February 14th, we’re teaming up with 1450 Ocean for an urban adventure at Santa Monica’s mecca of sun-drenched fun: The Santa Monica Pier!
The Smelly Vials Perfume Club is our invitation-only membership program for experienced participants in the IAO community.
Come experiment with making perfume at The Institute for Art and Olfaction’s weekly public open sessions.
Join IAO perfumer-in-residence Ashley Eden Kessler as she leads us through the structure of accords in her monthly, hands-on accord-building classes.
The Elements of Nature series is a series of classes presented by Daniel Krasofski, demystifying the aesthetic and therapeutic usage of aromatic materials.
IAO’s Saskia Wilson-Brown presents her research into perfumery of 18th century France in a talk and workshop that is royally aromatic.
We are honored to host Finland-based artist Hilda Kozári for a week-long residency at the IAO, from 18 to 26 November, 2014.
Through November, 5th Floor Gallery hosts Micah Hahn’s new multi-disciplinary + collaborative print series, exhibited with the scents that inspired them.
Learn the technical building blocks of perfumery as Ashley Eden Kessler leads us through a two day intensive with a focus on Chypre accords.