FlowerSchool New York, the most prestigious school for floral arts and flower design in New York City, is introducing PerfumeSchool New York, a new school dedicating to exploring scent.
Perfume has one of the longest and most interesting histories of all the art forms and is an important part of culture and a community’s identity. For this event, join world-renowned French Master Perfumer and the only Osmocurator currently based in the United States, Christophe Laudamiel, for a trip through the history of perfumes, exploring topics ranging from Roman orgies in 23 A.D., to women’s scent liberation in 1947, to the flower extracts in Grasse in the eighteenth century.
In this class, Christophe will share and smell with you some of the most iconic and oldest perfumes, most of them disappeared, from the Osmotheque, the international fragrance archives based in Versailles, France consisting of existing or no-longer available perfumes with a mission to protect the world olfactory heritage.
Some old vintage fragrance bottles will be opened and shared such as a Chypre by Coty, which we will compare to an even older Chypre by Guerlain (brand new addition to the osmotheque). An old floral fragrance bottle, full: Shocking by Schiaparelli will be opened for the first time. The Eau de Cologne that Napoleon was wearing in exile is always part of the performance along with a sip of a scent-related liquor.
Christophe and the New York-based non-profit Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics are the exclusive entities in the United States with the rights to showcase historic and rare perfumes archived at the Osmotheque of Versailles.