Chandler Burr, curator of the Department of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City, and former perfume critic of The New York Times, gave a lecture discussing three works of great scent art done in three quite different aesthetic schools on September 23rd, 2011, at TEDx in Budapest:
Jicky (1889) Aimé Guerlain
From the Collection of Guerlain
The paradigmatic work of turn-of-the-century French Neoclassic/Romanticism.
Chanel N° 5 (1921) Ernest Beaux
From the Collection of Chanel
The first and greatest work of olfactory Modernism.
Santal Massoïa (2011) Jean-Claude Ellena
From the Collection of Hermès
Ellena’s latest piece done in the school he leads, a work of Neo-Minimalism/Luminism.
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Illustration: Leanne Shapton, 2004