In this olfactive film series each fragrance is created with the purpose of expanding the way that a film is observed, remembered and appreciated, while suggesting new compositions and areas of inspiration for contemporary perfumery. 

 
 

Le Cinéma Olfactif

 

FILM

Fragrances

 
 

o8 / 2018

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  80's NOSTALGIA - A NEW WAVE FASHIONISTA PAINTED IN NEON IN A POST-PUNK NEW YORK, AND A DOPE SEEKING ALIEN SERVING ORGASMS THAT END IN DEATH.   Latex Accord, Galbanum, Tuberose.     SHOP NOW

IT SMELLS LIKE...

80's NOSTALGIA - A NEW WAVE FASHIONISTA PAINTED IN NEON IN A POST-PUNK NEW YORK, AND A DOPE SEEKING ALIEN SERVING ORGASMS THAT END IN DEATH.

Latex Accord, Galbanum, Tuberose.

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o8 / 2018

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  SOFT MIST CLIMBING UP THE RAYS OF LIGHT ESCAPING THE DARKNESS OF A SAUNA. THE ORGY IN A FICTITIOUS DUCHAMP ROOM WITH FRESH WATER EVAPORATING FROM THE SKINS OF COUPLES COPULATING.   Oriental, Woody.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

SOFT MIST CLIMBING UP THE RAYS OF LIGHT ESCAPING THE DARKNESS OF A SAUNA. THE ORGY IN A FICTITIOUS DUCHAMP ROOM WITH FRESH WATER EVAPORATING FROM THE SKINS OF COUPLES COPULATING.

Oriental, Woody.

o6 / 2018

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF OEDIPUS REX. YUZU-SHOCHU COCKTAILS SPILLED ON KIMONOS, POT SMOKING HIPPIES IN A GAY LOVE TRIANGLE, AND THE SEXUAL REVOLT OF A TOKYO COUNTER CULTURE IN THE LATE 1960’S.   Yuzu, Hinoki,  Sandalwood, Olibanum, Sichuan Peper, Rose, Silky Musk, Castoreum, Heliotrope.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF OEDIPUS REX. YUZU-SHOCHU COCKTAILS SPILLED ON KIMONOS, POT SMOKING HIPPIES IN A GAY LOVE TRIANGLE, AND THE SEXUAL REVOLT OF A TOKYO COUNTER CULTURE IN THE LATE 1960’S.

Yuzu, Hinoki, Sandalwood, Olibanum, Sichuan Peper, Rose, Silky Musk, Castoreum, Heliotrope.

o3 / 2018

IT SMELLS LIKE...

THE CREATIVE INTENTIONS OF THE FIRST "FOUGÈRE". A ROYALE MARTINI THAT SPILLS MEMORIES OF YOUTH - THE COLOGNE OF FIRST LOVE. TAILORED SUITES SCENTED WITH CIGARETTE SMOKE. THE FETOR OF HIGH SOCIETY AND CONGO LINES THAT GO NOWHERE. ONCE NEW AND CONTEMPORARY, NOW OLD AND VULGAR - ARTISTIC AMBITIONS THAT FADE WITH THE RUINS. AN OLFACTIVE PORTRAIT OF JEP, AND A METAPHOR FOR THE STATE OF MODERN PERFUMERY.

Petit Grain Paraguay, Mandarin, Badiane, Lavender, Myrtle, Vetiver, Tonka, Oak Moss.

o2 / 2018

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  FRESH FLOWERS BLOWN OVER THE SEWERS FROM A CEMETRY AND AN ERECTION SUMMONED BY THE ORIENTS.   Green Fougere, Artemisia, Swamp Water, Violet, Saffron, Guaiacwood, Patchouli, Oud, Cedar.     SHOP NOW

IT SMELLS LIKE...

FRESH FLOWERS BLOWN OVER THE SEWERS FROM A CEMETRY AND AN ERECTION SUMMONED BY THE ORIENTS.

Green Fougere, Artemisia, Swamp Water, Violet, Saffron, Guaiacwood, Patchouli, Oud, Cedar.

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2017

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  AN ABSURD BEAUTY. BRIGHT STAGE LIGHTS AND RED VELVET CURTAINS. SWEET, BUT UNAPOLOGETICALLY FIERCE. BOLD, YET SENSUAL. CLASSY AND TASTEFULLY VULGAR. THE HIGH PRICE OF BEING AN AUTHENTIC LADY.   Ylang-Ylang, Anise, Hazelnut, Coffee Beans, Tuberose, Caraway, Vanilla, Sandal Wood, Musk.   A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

AN ABSURD BEAUTY. BRIGHT STAGE LIGHTS AND RED VELVET CURTAINS. SWEET, BUT UNAPOLOGETICALLY FIERCE. BOLD, YET SENSUAL. CLASSY AND TASTEFULLY VULGAR. THE HIGH PRICE OF BEING AN AUTHENTIC LADY.

Ylang-Ylang, Anise, Hazelnut, Coffee Beans, Tuberose, Caraway, Vanilla, Sandal Wood, Musk.

A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

2017

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  SWEET REVENGE. A BROKEN 60'S TELEPHONE, A GLASS OF GAZPACHO, SOME LOCO AND TWO LITTLE REVOLVERS.   Lemon, Raspberry, Tomato Leaves, Coriander, Black Pepper, Salt, Leather, Oud, Encens, Honey.   A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

SWEET REVENGE. A BROKEN 60'S TELEPHONE, A GLASS OF GAZPACHO, SOME LOCO AND TWO LITTLE REVOLVERS.

Lemon, Raspberry, Tomato Leaves, Coriander, Black Pepper, Salt, Leather, Oud, Encens, Honey.

A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

2017

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  A DUSTY CAPE WAVING IN THE DRY HEAT TO AN APPLAUSE OF RED PETALS. PART MATADOR, BULL AND BALLERINA.   Clove, Black Pepper. Honey, Bulgarian Rose, Guaiacwood, Leather, Carnal Musk, Raw Patchouli.   A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

A DUSTY CAPE WAVING IN THE DRY HEAT TO AN APPLAUSE OF RED PETALS. PART MATADOR, BULL AND BALLERINA.

Clove, Black Pepper. Honey, Bulgarian Rose, Guaiacwood, Leather, Carnal Musk, Raw Patchouli.

A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

2017

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  THE SWEAT OF THE AFTERLIFE ON THE HANDS OF A 60'S EXERCISE BIKE, A HOME FURNISHED WITH CHILDHOOD MEMORIES, AND THE SENSUAL TOUCHES YOU FEEL WHEN MAKING LOVE TO A GHOST.   Bitter Pepper, Bergamot, Myrrh, Rubber Accord, Orange Flower, Skin Musk, Leather, Vetiver.   A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

THE SWEAT OF THE AFTERLIFE ON THE HANDS OF A 60'S EXERCISE BIKE, A HOME FURNISHED WITH CHILDHOOD MEMORIES, AND THE SENSUAL TOUCHES YOU FEEL WHEN MAKING LOVE TO A GHOST.

Bitter Pepper, Bergamot, Myrrh, Rubber Accord, Orange Flower, Skin Musk, Leather, Vetiver.

A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

2017

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  RED LIPS DIPPED IN CHANEL AND HIGH HEELS THAT SPEAK TO WOODEN FLOORS. THE TRAIL LEFT FROM A BLEEDING HEART IN PURSUIT OF TRUE LOVE.   Lipstick Accord, Ginger, Muguet, Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Balsam, Patchouli, Animal Accord.   A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

RED LIPS DIPPED IN CHANEL AND HIGH HEELS THAT SPEAK TO WOODEN FLOORS. THE TRAIL LEFT FROM A BLEEDING HEART IN PURSUIT OF TRUE LOVE.

Lipstick Accord, Ginger, Muguet, Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Balsam, Patchouli, Animal Accord.

A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

2017

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  SOFT SKIN WARMED BY UNFAMILIAR HANDS, IV DRIPS AND ANESTHESIA.   Lipstick Accord, Ginger, Muguet, Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Balsam, Patchouli, Animal Accord.   A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

SOFT SKIN WARMED BY UNFAMILIAR HANDS, IV DRIPS AND ANESTHESIA.

Lipstick Accord, Ginger, Muguet, Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Balsam, Patchouli, Animal Accord.

A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

2017

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  SWEET TALK BECOMES BITTER. THESE SPICES ARE NOT FOR SEASONING. FLOWERS OF LOVE DECAYING AND CIGARETTE IN HANDS SHAKING.   Blackberry, Pink Pepper, Cigar Accord, Date, Orris, Bulgarian Rose, Vanilla, Amber, Tonka, Guaiacwood.   A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.    SHOP NOW

IT SMELLS LIKE...

SWEET TALK BECOMES BITTER. THESE SPICES ARE NOT FOR SEASONING. FLOWERS OF LOVE DECAYING AND CIGARETTE IN HANDS SHAKING.

Blackberry, Pink Pepper, Cigar Accord, Date, Orris, Bulgarian Rose, Vanilla, Amber, Tonka, Guaiacwood.

A special series of 7 fragrances created to coincide with the MOMA ALMODÓVAR retrospective.

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2016

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  A PSYCHEDELIC LAP DANCE IN A STRIP CLUB AND NEON SEX IN A TOKYO LOVE HOTEL.   Skunk, Cassis, Immortelle, Hot Skin Notes, White Aldehydes, Costus, Amber, Musk, Sandalwood.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

A PSYCHEDELIC LAP DANCE IN A STRIP CLUB AND NEON SEX IN A TOKYO LOVE HOTEL.

Skunk, Cassis, Immortelle, Hot Skin Notes, White Aldehydes, Costus, Amber, Musk, Sandalwood.

2016

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  WET LEAVES CRUSHED UNDER SILENT HEARTS camouflaged BY TRUFFLES.   Green Notes, Muguet, Cold Water, Cedar, Myrrhe, Arnica, Fenugrec, Animal Notes, Humus, Moos.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

WET LEAVES CRUSHED UNDER SILENT HEARTS camouflaged BY TRUFFLES.

Green Notes, Muguet, Cold Water, Cedar, Myrrhe, Arnica, Fenugrec, Animal Notes, Humus, Moos.

2016

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  WASHING SEXY LINGERIE, SCRUBBING OLD WOODEN FLOORS AND WAXING HIGH LEATHER BOOTS - A SOPHISTICATED TASTE OF EROTICISM.     AngeliqueRoot, Feesia, Davana, Jasmin, Leather, ShoePolish, Musk, HelioTrope, Cedar, Amber.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

WASHING SEXY LINGERIE, SCRUBBING OLD WOODEN FLOORS AND WAXING HIGH LEATHER BOOTS - A SOPHISTICATED TASTE OF EROTICISM.

AngeliqueRoot, Feesia, Davana, Jasmin, Leather, ShoePolish, Musk, HelioTrope, Cedar, Amber.

2015

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  AN OIL PAINTING, A LOFT, A JOINT AND A DARK ROOM.   Absinth, Safran, Cassis, OilPaint, CedarLeaf, Encens, Cedar, Ciste, Leather, Civette, Amber.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

AN OIL PAINTING, A LOFT, A JOINT AND A DARK ROOM.

Absinth, Safran, Cassis, OilPaint, CedarLeaf, Encens, Cedar, Ciste, Leather, Civette, Amber.

2015

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  A SLAP - AROUSING CONSCIOUSNESS. SHATTERED GLASS, POLISHED GUN STEEL AND WORN SOLES IN HOUSING PROJECTS. 90'S HIP HOP, GAZELLES, BURNT RUBBER AND TRACKS DRAWN ON CRACKED PAVEMENT.   Cold Aldehydes, Bucchu Sulphur, Rum, Cardamon, Leather, Birch, Rubber, Musk, Cedar.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

A SLAP - AROUSING CONSCIOUSNESS. SHATTERED GLASS, POLISHED GUN STEEL AND WORN SOLES IN HOUSING PROJECTS. 90'S HIP HOP, GAZELLES, BURNT RUBBER AND TRACKS DRAWN ON CRACKED PAVEMENT.

Cold Aldehydes, Bucchu Sulphur, Rum, Cardamon, Leather, Birch, Rubber, Musk, Cedar.

2015

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  70'S RED LIPSTICK, GLITTER POWDER, SOFT COTTON PANTIES, AND RELIGIOUS PORCELAIN FIGURINES FORGOTTEN BY PRAYER.   Geranium, Violet, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Iris, Tonca, Patchouli, Musk, Sandalwood, Myrrh

IT SMELLS LIKE...

70'S RED LIPSTICK, GLITTER POWDER, SOFT COTTON PANTIES, AND RELIGIOUS PORCELAIN FIGURINES FORGOTTEN BY PRAYER.

Geranium, Violet, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Iris, Tonca, Patchouli, Musk, Sandalwood, Myrrh

2014

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  A MELANCHOLIC LOVE STORY SCORED BY DUKE ELLINGTON.   Pepper, Camomile Romaine, Geranium, Water Lily, Musk, Sandalwood, Incense, Amber, Cedar.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

A MELANCHOLIC LOVE STORY SCORED BY DUKE ELLINGTON.

Pepper, Camomile Romaine, Geranium, Water Lily, Musk, Sandalwood, Incense, Amber, Cedar.

2014

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  YOUTH CULTS, HOLY CROSSES AND DILDOS. disposable CAMERAS AND LITTLE WET PANTIES BLOSSOMING IN REBELLION RELIGION. DELICATE, BUT KINKY.  Y lang, Magnolia, Neroli, Cassis, Bay Oil, Cumin, Jasmin, Encens, Musk, Sandalwood, Amber.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

YOUTH CULTS, HOLY CROSSES AND DILDOS. disposable CAMERAS AND LITTLE WET PANTIES BLOSSOMING IN REBELLION RELIGION. DELICATE, BUT KINKY.

Ylang, Magnolia, Neroli, Cassis, Bay Oil, Cumin, Jasmin, Encens, Musk, Sandalwood, Amber.

2014

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  SPILLED COCKTAILS, CAKE FIGHTS, AND THE FADING PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY.   Yuzu, Apple, Melon, Peach, Chocolate, Rose, Jasmin, Musk, Cedar, Opoponax, Leather, Patchouli.

IT SMELLS LIKE...

SPILLED COCKTAILS, CAKE FIGHTS, AND THE FADING PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY.

Yuzu, Apple, Melon, Peach, Chocolate, Rose, Jasmin, Musk, Cedar, Opoponax, Leather, Patchouli.

 
 

Ghost is a series of site-specific olfactive installations that seek to collect, articulate and assign smell to space.  Each Ghost fragrance, and corresponding installation, olfactively narrates the untold stories of a specific location.

 
 

Ghost

SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS

Fragrances

 
 

o4 / 2018

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  THE CONJURING OF GHOSTS IN AN ABANDONED WAREHOUSE AT A MINIMAL TECHNO PARTY.  Ciment, Fog, Vetiver, Cypriol, Styrax, Sage Clary, Leather Accord, Cedarwood, Ginger.  Location: 40˚ 42' 38" N, 73˚ 55' 34" W  The "BLACK" (Ghost site N˚—1) fragrance was created as apart of an olfactive installation at the fourth annual BLACK event by MATTE PROJECTS.     ABOUT FRAGRANCE

IT SMELLS LIKE...

THE CONJURING OF GHOSTS IN AN ABANDONED WAREHOUSE AT A MINIMAL TECHNO PARTY.

Ciment, Fog, Vetiver, Cypriol, Styrax, Sage Clary, Leather Accord, Cedarwood, Ginger.

Location: 40˚ 42' 38" N, 73˚ 55' 34" W

The "BLACK" (Ghost site N˚—1) fragrance was created as apart of an olfactive installation at the fourth annual BLACK event by MATTE PROJECTS.

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A series of fragrances that trace the steps of international choreographic artists. Each fragrance is created in concert with a choreographic piece developed exclusively for Folie À Plusieurs.

 
 

Tracing Steps

MOVEMENT

Fragrances

 
 

o9 / 2015

 IT SMELLS LIKE...  PERHAPS AT ONCE A ‘TEARING AWAY’ AS IT IS AN ACT OF ‘ARRIVAL’, … THE BODILY CONSCIOUSNESS HERE IS A CONSCIOUSNESS OF FORCES, … OF THE DUAL ENERGIES THROUGH WHICH THE BODY HOVERS BETWEEN COSMOS AND EARTH.   Rosin, Cypress Wood, Pine Sap, Warm skin Accord   A dance performance by  Brooke Stamp  that evolved through a collaborative fragrance by Jérôme Di Marino ( Takasago ).     ABOUT FRAGRANCE

IT SMELLS LIKE...

PERHAPS AT ONCE A ‘TEARING AWAY’ AS IT IS AN ACT OF ‘ARRIVAL’, … THE BODILY CONSCIOUSNESS HERE IS A CONSCIOUSNESS OF FORCES, … OF THE DUAL ENERGIES THROUGH WHICH THE BODY HOVERS BETWEEN COSMOS AND EARTH.

Rosin, Cypress Wood, Pine Sap, Warm skin Accord

A dance performance by Brooke Stamp that evolved through a collaborative fragrance by Jérôme Di Marino (Takasago).

ABOUT FRAGRANCE

 

The scoring of fragrance and the scenting of audio. This olfactive archive transcribes the notes of music into the language of fragrance.

 
 

Audio in Silence

MUSIC

Fragrances

 
 

o7 / 2017

 IT SMELLS LIKE...   THE CHAINS THAT KEEP US GROUNDED TO THE UNFORGIVING LAWS OF NATURE.   A two part olfactive translation (Side A & Side B) of a the fourth album released by  Zola Jesus  and collaborative sound installation. »O K O V I« is a slavic word for shackles. "We’re all shackled to something — to life, to death, to bodies, to minds, to illness, to people, to birthright, to duty. each of us born with a unique debt, and we have until we die to pay it back. without this cost, what gives us the right to live? and moreover, what gives us the right to die? this album is a snapshot of loss, reconciliation, and a sympathy for the chains that keep us all grounded to the unforgiving laws of nature."

IT SMELLS LIKE...

THE CHAINS THAT KEEP US GROUNDED TO THE UNFORGIVING LAWS OF NATURE.

A two part olfactive translation (Side A & Side B) of a the fourth album released by Zola Jesus and collaborative sound installation. »O K O V I« is a slavic word for shackles. "We’re all shackled to something — to life, to death, to bodies, to minds, to illness, to people, to birthright, to duty. each of us born with a unique debt, and we have until we die to pay it back. without this cost, what gives us the right to live? and moreover, what gives us the right to die? this album is a snapshot of loss, reconciliation, and a sympathy for the chains that keep us all grounded to the unforgiving laws of nature."

 
 

Time, Space, Body, Audience. A performance series conceived through a series of "olfactive happenings" and collaborative works with a range of international performance artists. For each performance an exclusive scent is developed and incorporated into the the art experience. Some of these fragrances are offered online and others can only be obtained onsite exclusively at the event.

 
 

Time, Space, Body, Audience.

PERFORMANCE

Fragrances

 
 

o4 / 2017 — Present / Ongoing

 » Irezumi « is a form of traditional Japanese tattooing. The word can be written in several ways, each with a slightly different connotations from “insert ink” and “decorating the body” to “stay”, “remain”, “pierce” and “stab”. In this body of work that spans over several months, the lines drawn on each individuals body canvas are the impressions of a specific fragrance. After the tattoo is completed the art remaining on the skin will be the only memory of the fragrance.

»Irezumi« is a form of traditional Japanese tattooing. The word can be written in several ways, each with a slightly different connotations from “insert ink” and “decorating the body” to “stay”, “remain”, “pierce” and “stab”. In this body of work that spans over several months, the lines drawn on each individuals body canvas are the impressions of a specific fragrance. After the tattoo is completed the art remaining on the skin will be the only memory of the fragrance.

11 / 2016 —  Present / Ongoing

 » Ol·fac·to PHILIA « consists of 18 sexual expressions experienced through sound, performance and scent. Each fragrance translates a specific paraphilic experience taken from the personal accounts of 18 different individuals. These fragrances chart the sensory and emotional experience associated with each individuals paraphilia. The project aims to expand audiences sensorial appreciation for intimacy and to stimulate an openness towards alternative modes of sensuality.

»Ol·fac·to PHILIA« consists of 18 sexual expressions experienced through sound, performance and scent. Each fragrance translates a specific paraphilic experience taken from the personal accounts of 18 different individuals. These fragrances chart the sensory and emotional experience associated with each individuals paraphilia. The project aims to expand audiences sensorial appreciation for intimacy and to stimulate an openness towards alternative modes of sensuality.