Join us at the IAO as we explore the aromas of 18th century French royalty, blend our own creations with a historically accurate palette, and enjoy all the advantages of nobility with a no guillotine guarantee!
A one-off open session for newcomers only. Brace yourself for the holidays with something nice to smell in our special session for total beginners. Informal, fun and educational: Let’s see what you can make!
Unleash your inner beast with Ashley Eden Kessler, as she walks us step-by-step through some rich, deep, and sometimes totally stinky animalic accords. Grrrrr, meow, hissssss.
We’ve closed submissions for the second annual Art and Olfaction Awards. We’re pleased to announce a 35% rise in participation, with perfume entries from 15+ countries. Click here to keep up with our news.
Submissions are due for the Art and Olfaction Awards on December 19, Ashley Eden Kessler teaches a weekend intensive, we host another aromatic dinner, and announcing our lab cats.
The Art and Olfaction Awards were created to support independent, artisan and experimental perfumery. Submissions closed on December 19.
Unleash your inner beast with Ashley Eden Kessler as she walks us through some rich, deep, and sometimes totally stinky animalic accords. Grrrrr.
IAO’s Saskia Wilson-Brown presents her research into perfumery of 18th century France in a talk and workshop that is royally aromatic.
On January 15th, we’re teaming up with 1450 Ocean for an urban adventure at Santa Monica’s mecca of sun-drenched fun: The Santa Monica Pier!
We are honored to host Finland-based artist Hilda Kozári for a week-long residency at the IAO, from 18 to 26 November, 2014.
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.
Learn the technical building blocks of perfumery as Ashley Eden Kessler leads us through a two day intensive with a focus on Chypre accords.
Through November, 5th Floor Gallery hosts Micah Hahn’s new multi-disciplinary + collaborative print series, exhibited with the scents that inspired them.