Tom Twyker’s sumptuous film about perfume, desire, alienation and murder will be presented alongside a series of scents composed for the movie by New York perfume and art duo Les Christophs (Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz).
The scents were originally released in 2006 as a 15-piece perfume coffret by Thierry Mugler. The formulas were deposited with International Flavors and Fragrances in 2006, and the perfumes are extremely rare.
Luckily for us, the good people at IFF stepped in to mix up a special batch – formulated specifically for the sake of this screening – with the addition of one special new scent courtesy of Christophe Laudamiel & Christoph Hornetz — known collectively as Les Christophs.
The two screenings are being presented free to the public at the l.a. Eyeworks flagship store.
ABOUT THE FILM
‘The Perfume: Story of a Murderer’ (2006)
Directed by Tom Tykwer
Ben Whishaw as Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
Dustin Hoffman as Baldini
Alan Rickman as Antoine Richis
Set in 18th century France, the film tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an olfactory genius who nevertheless possesses no scent of his own, and his homicidal quest for the perfect scent.
Born with a superior sense of smell, Grenouille obsessively works on creating THE transcendental human scent. As he sets out to perfect his own special formula his blend begins to take a turn for the macabre, requiring as it does the extraction of the essence of one prostitute, and twelve virgins.
Based on the book Perfume: Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind.
ABOUT THE SCENT TRACK
The scent track and scent strips have been generously provided by IFF.
Amor & Psyche
Rose Essence Grasse
Jonquille Extraction at Mrs. Arnulfi
**Provided by Les Christophs in Nov 2013
Learn more about the genesis of the original project here: http://nyti.ms/12IU0cQ
Weds. Nov. 6, doors at 7:30pm
Thurs. Nov. 7, doors at 7:30pm
7386 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Strictly limited to 40 people per screening
RSVP: First come first serve
This project was initiated by l.a. Eyeworks and the Institute for Art and Olfaction.
The project would not have been possible without the support of the good people at International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), who went into their vaults, recreated the scents for the screenings, and sent us the scents (and scent strips!) to share with you.
The project would not have been possible without the support of Christophe Laudamiel at DreamAir, who went into his files to find the original formulas, and helped steer the tone of the project.