Now Reading: Olfactory Experience: ‘Le Grand Musée du Parfum’ [Paris]
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Closed for 4 years, ‘Le Grand Musée du Parfum’ has finally reopened on last December in Paris. Architecture firm Projectiles was in charge of the architecture and the scenography on this fun project. The museum introduces now various olfactive interactions spread on three levels.
Several guest artists have been commissioned to realize specific installations, contributing to the cutting-edge museography: ‘Blossom’, a shrub dedicated to rose fragrance by Violette Houot, ‘Scents Garden’ from Projectiles, where presence detector process is used, digital ‘Perfumer’s Organ’ by Jason Bruges and elegant hanging ‘Scent drops’ by Harvey & John. All these innovative experiences immerse the viewer into a futuristic atmosphere for a total sensory journey.
« And I consider that of all the senses the eye was the most superficial, the ear the proudest, smell the most voluptuous, taste the profoundest and most philosophical. »
Denis Diderot, Letter on the Deaf and Dumb, 1751
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