We’re honored to announce the finalists for the 2015 Art and Olfaction Awards. From Seattle to Montréal, London to Amsterdam – the finalists represent a broad range of practices, nationalities, and styles.
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.
Ashley Eden Kessler leads us through a two day perfumery intensive with a loose focus on Aldehydes. The class will deconstruct the iconic Chanel No. 5, using it to draw inspiration for our own formulas.
The Art and Olfaction Awards take place on Friday, April 17th. Join us to celebrate with the new winners at our after-party. It’s at the IAO, starting at 10:30pm. But please, RSVP at the link!
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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.