Sunday, 25 April 2010

Making Smells




Attempting to formulate a scent using the basic principles of perfume making, composed of a Base Note, Middle Note, and Top Note (though I have two of these due to their properties that i feel appropriate for the feelings i want to attempt to induce.)

It is not that i am interested in creating a 'harmonious' (Piesse, 1857) orchestration of scent, that may be conventionally pleasureable to the trained perfumer, I have a greater concern for the affects of the essential oils, and to combine them to produce conflicting feelings on participants. Corresponding with the music being produced for the duration of the piece, I am interested in producing an indefinite feeling, similar when we experience notions of nostalgia.

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