An article on a new perfume museum installation in Florence, Italy, curated by one of our favourite perfume writers, Chandler Burr. In this exhibit Chandler tries to illustrate the global nature of perfume, from Tonka beans from Brazil to ginger oil from the Ivory Coast.
The idea for this concept came from the idea that he “had never thought of it, (perfume), in terms of its human geography, nor of the people whose lives perfume is made of. The perfumes we wear are things that come from our planet, an immense, miraculous factory of extraordinary scents, and are filled with the lives of human beings. Every bottle of perfume contains a world.”
The article itself is a good read, but there is also a fantastic video interview with Chandler Burr himself. Enjoy!