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.
Open sessions galore, Smelly Vials Perfume Club meetings, a mural installation in downtown LA, a fire pit reception, and more. Keep up with our upcoming events on our calendar.
We need a few good men and women who want to spend a day with us hanging 3,800 Little Trees car air fresheners on a 40 foot wide by 8 foot tall mural in downtown LA. No, we’re being serious.
Meet the winners of the 2015 Art and Olfaction Awards. From Seattle to Montréal, Amsterdam to Austin to Milan – the winners represent a broad range of practices, nationalities, and styles.
Do you like what we do? Do you want us to stay put? Consider supporting us with a tax deductible donation. We are a non-profit organization, and we rely on the kindness of strangers and friends.
The Art and Olfaction Awards were created to support independent, artisan and experimental perfumery. Winners announced on April 17th, 2015!
We are excited to host Australian interdisciplinary artist Cat Jones for the month of April, for an on-site research project at the IAO.
Ashley Eden Kessler leads us through a two day intensive focussing on the wonderful world of aldehydes by deconstructing a classic: Chanel No. 5.
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.
Biologist Christina Agapakis explores the science of scent: Biochemistry, organic molecules, and how scientists are engineering new scents.