Release of the Manifesto
Milan "Essence 2017"
2015 Perfumer of the Year http://colognoisseur.com/tag/christophe-laudamiel/
Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics Announces Launch of “A Sense for Scents” Educational Kit. http://www.newschannel10.com/story/31898207/academy-of-perfumery-and-aromatics-announces-launch-of-a-sense-for-scents-educational-kit
DreamAir participates in the design of a scientific research program about personality, olfaction and matches made in heaven: https://www.smellspace.com/content/about-us more to come
Christophe Laudamiel will be a Special Lecturer at the 2016 Chemoreception Symposium in Florida in front of 700 scientists. http://www.achems.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4077
MM. Laudamiel and Hornetz have created ambient signature scent and amenities for Cordis hotels, part of Langham Group. http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Cordis-hotel-brand-to-make-debut-with-Chinese-art-signature-fragrance
Dead of night Gaynes/ Christensen/ Laudamiel top 22 NYC best fashion secrets (#6). NYCFW 2015. http://www.refinery29.com/best-nyc-fashion-insider-stores#slide
Christophe gave a hands-on/nose-on speech to international science community at UK Semiochemical Workshop on July 22nd in Cambridge UK, called “You see-smell it or you don’t.” You can read about it here
If you buy from BCBG after June 30th, BCBG will give out 6,000 gifts with purchase in form of an exclusive scented scarf containing 4 oChips. They are scented with Magnificent Chocolate for Magnum #21, a Laudamiel creation based on real creamy orris and real chocolate extracts to recreate in your nostril a belgium chocolate and vanilla ice bar melting under your palate. To consume with no moderation.
Christophe Laudamiel is a judge on the newly formed WWD judging panel. Review the panel verdict every week here
Chelsea Music Festival NYC, June 12-20, 2015 Air Sculpture® Finnish-Hungarian Osmolanguage #5 is the fourth scent created by Christophe Laudamiel for the festival and is being played in the air via Prolitec®scent players at some of the functions and performances. In a bold move and as a special treat, CMF and DreamAir have decided to divulge the 2015 formula of the scent here, the perfumery equivalent of sheet music in order to educate the public about the art of scent composition. (There was an audible gasp from the audience on opening night!) NOTE: In order to protect know-how, trade secrets and author rights of scents, DreamAir does not support the systematic publication of scent formulas. Scent compositions and smells are offered very little to non-existent protections from the law. However DreamAir does support olfactory education and four formulations for education purposes are now available here.
Memory: Witness of the Unimaginable, Boston, solo show April 16 – August 16, 2015. Artistic scents and electroacoustic installation at the Art and Science Gallery. Music by Birò and scent compositions created, not just curated, by Laudamiel as reported here.
LOOP by Ev Pommer, Berlin, Germany, May 7 – June 27, 2015 featuring Air Sculpture® MyrrhMetal #4 by Laudamiel. An exercise of style with scents in which: – the woody notes are not natural: they are molecular and created by chemists to mimic different woody effects without actually cutting trees. – the metallic notes are all natural coming mostly from myrrh essence and myrrh superfluid extraction (Ethiopia, Somalia) and from geranium and mango. A scent displayed via Prolitec® scent players, connecting the air inside the loops -aka the viewers’ souls- to the loops themselves. As an olfactive and visual result, woods and metals form one confusingly indifferentiable ensemble.
Opium Basel, Switzerland, March 19 – January 24, 2016. An unusual exhibit at Basel Culture Museum including: Air Sculpture® Opium Den (also exhibited at the MIP in Grasse) and Air Sculpture® Beyond Opium (artistic YSL Opium finally smelling of…real raw opium) by Les Christophs (Laudamiel and Hornetz), curated by Doris Buddenberg, former UN representative on Drug and Crime (UNODC). Announcement, pic and directions here. More pictures and German review here and scent squares by Fuercho Design.
“The Smell of War” runs 1 May – 30 August 2015 at Castle De Lovie, Krombeekseweg 82, B-8970 Poperinge.Ypres, Belgium THE SMELL OF WAR, Reflections on the First Gas Attacks 1915Scent group show including 4 Air Sculpture® scents: Fear; Medical Horse; OMG as in Oh Merde … Gas! The Liberating Smell of Michelin-Breguet Airplanes. Scent descriptions here and pic here. Scents, camouflage tents and Prolitec® scent players. Curated by Peter de Cupere and The Olfactory, a non-profit Belgian organization to promote scent compositions as an art form.
Taipei, Taiwan – Chelsea Music Festival 2015 June 12-20, Taipei. See Festival item above for details.
“China: Through the Looking Glass” opens at the Metropolitan Museum May 7 through Aug. 16 2015.The catalogue will contain a scent strip of “Nuit de Chine,” the fragrance created in 1913 by Maurice Schaller for designer Paul Poiret. The original formula for Nuit de Chine has been preserved by the Osmotheque in Versailles, France which the Museum connected with to re-create the scent as a tie-in to the exhibition.
Le Laboratoire Cambridge, MA will open Memory|Witness of the Unimaginable, an installation that explores the strong sensorial relationship between memory, scent and sound. Artistic scents by Christophe Laudamiel and electroacoustics created by music composer Dániel Péter Biró. Opening April 17, 2015 through August 16, 2015. Press Release here
CUIR VEGETAL by L’OLIVIER nominated for the 2015 Fragrance Foundation FIFI Awards.
mianki.Gallery presents the solo exhibition “reconstruction”: olfactory work and art installations by Christophe Laudamiel from 26th March – 3rd May 2015.
Christophe Laudamiel is the key note speaker at the Global 5 Senses conference in Moscow, Nov 27, 2014.
Press Release: Prolitec’s computer-controlled devices provide flexible scenting technology for perfumers Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz to create scent sculptures for the U.S. Pavilion at the prestigious Venice Architecture Biennale 2014.
Master performance by Christophe Laudamiel at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Moscow on Oct 25th, 2104 will start in the dark! Organized by Aromaco Russia and MBFW.
An historical and Historical release; education in olfaction is marching on. Press release “America’s only ‘Osmocurator’ sweeps into Britain” here: IFRA UK October 16th, 2014.
Scent DJ Gerard Segovia releases a fragrance creation made with Champagne by Mr. Laudamiel at Norwood for the TOUS fall/winter 2014 launch. October 15th, 2014.
Mr. Laudamiel collaborates with Anicka Yi for her exhibit Anicka Yi: Death, at the Cleveland Museum of Art, October 11th, 2014 – January 17th, 2015.
Mr. Laudamiel and Prof. Claus Noppeney, to introduce scent art to curators and collectors gathered in a workshop by UBS bank foundation in Thun, Switzerland, including the display of 3 scent sculptures: Hemingway, Chelsea Hotel Remembrance, Bucky Balls.
Mr. Laudamiel to animate intro and workshop at the Future of Storytelling, Reinventing the Way Stories are Told. October 1st, 2014 New York City.
Mr. C. Laudamiel shares waves with Mr. J. Schnabel on Monocle Radio. Introduction and 15 minutes in.
Scent Sculptures and Concepts for US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale June, Nov 2014.
For the 50th anniversary of the Factory, the Dillon Gallery (555 West 25th Street, NYC) is pleased to present Ultra Violet: The Studio Recreated, Reception Thursday May 15th 6-8pm, display till June 3rd, 2014. For the exhibition, Mr. Hornetz and Mr. Laudamiel have created the scent sculpture NEONWOOD #40. This scent sculpture is fresh, ozonic and contemporary with neon green and neon yellow tones directly behind the abstract freshness. The underlying soft woods convey the feeling of being inside someone’s comfortable studio. Unusually (and just like in L’Eau D’Issey), clove and vanillin are used, not for their own sake, but to emphasize the freshness by creating a bigger contrast.
The Olfactory Archive exhibition is showing May 13-29, 2014 in Hollywood, CA at the Woodbury Architecture School Gallery – “WuHo Gallery.” Featuring works by numerous olfactory artists.
IFRA video “The Story of Fragrance” featuring Mr. Laudamiel is the winner of the Association TRENDS 2013 All-Media Contest, category EDUCATION, 35th Association Excellence awards, Feb 2014, Washington DC. Watch the video “Emotions” exhibition by Christophe Laudamiel and Jakob Kupfer on display March 13 – April 19, 2014 at mianki gallery, Berlin. See the photos hereWhite Sandalwood Eau de Parfum, NEST Fragrances, composed by Christoph Hornetz and Christophe Laudamiel, is nominated at the Fragrance Foundation Awards 2014 in the Women’s Prestige category, March 27th, 2014.
Fantastical 2014 scent show on display from Feb 13 – March 8, 2014. Scents created by Christophe Laudamiel usher visitors into an extraordinary world in which puppets by Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter, Satayagraha) watch films by Ragnar Freidank (The Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn) and visitors can play a 24-foot handmade instrument by Mark Stewart (Bang on a Can All-Stars, Paul Simon).
Press Release, Moscow February 7th, 2014
Art Miami with the Dillon Gallery, Dec 3-8, 2013, BERGAMOT TEA WATER #30 Air Sculpture® creation composed specifically for the Chelsea Music Festival 2013 which featured Italian and English composers this year: Bergamot as the most elegant of all citrus oils, a specialty of Italy and Tea for Britain, of course, but turned “green” for the wave of sustainability we are living at the moment. These are linked together by water since both countries are surrounded by the sea which played an important role in history. Smelling water as you listen provides a new refreshing perspective and a new light to well-known or more obscure pieces of music, as well as a freshness to stuffy concert rooms, theaters or art shows in which the public is “trapped” for 2-3 hours at times. Last but not least: Bergamot essence is the one ingredient used to turn tea into Earl Grey tea.
Travel with Alu & DreamAir on a 4D Audio-Osmo-Video Journey: design, scents, sound and videos. December 4-8, 2013 SOHO, NYC
Per Fronth ‘Mapping the Surface’ at the Dillon Gallery, November 21 – December 21, 2013, accompanied by Air Sculpture® Mer for La Mer to link Norway, its seaside and sea-expertise. A luminous scent, with a ‘je-ne-sais-quoi’ in its center, that is reminiscent of large inspiring marine environments. Unusually large amounts of seaweed extract are combined with touches of lime, cucumber and white amber to give the feeling of a bright ray of sunshine going through water.
Mr. Laudamiel scents event at Original Music Workshop November 25, 2013, with Air Sculpture® Dark Cocktail and Scent Tattoo 692, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The Fifth Scent: fragrance and art. Odette Toilette discusses a project she has worked on with the bi-annual publication GARAGE magazine, Fall/Winter 2013, featuring a scent by Christophe Laudamiel.
California College of the Arts opens the exhibition ‘An Olfactory Archive: 1738-1969’ October 8, 2013. The first exhibition devoted exclusively to the recent works of artisans and historians who harness scents, essences, and fragrances in the reconstruction and preservation of historical spaces. It features the work of DreamAir: Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz. Images of the exhibition and its installation.
Christophe Laudamiel is interviewed by Radio Echo of Moscow October 5, 2013.
Mr. Laudamiel gives two presentations on the sense of olfaction and olfactory performance at the Five Senses Marketing Conference. October 4, 2013, Moscow, Russia.
OMW event (Original Music Workshop) scented by Christophe Laudamiel. May 30, 2013, Brooklyn, New York.
Mr. Laudamiel speaks at Scent World 2013, February 8, Mariott Hotel, New York City.
Dillon Gallery ICONOSMS solo show by Les Christophs of DreamAir January 24- February 6, 2013. Olfactory sculptures: Volatile Marilyn #5, Butterfly Air, Remembrance of things outrageous: Chelsea Hotel, AlGerminal, 6-some Memoir:Hemingway in 6-Major, Fuller Helmets, Gone with the Wind, Muguet Patch 9, Lilac Mon Amour, Face Yourself, Luxury Lily and Narcissus. Photography credit: “Laurent Elie Badessi”.
Dillon Gallery exhibits Air Sculpture® Blue Air and Water 3 for Seth Casteel show: Underwater Dogs, Dec 13, Jan 22, 2013, with the help of DreamAir LLC.
Dillon Gallery exhibits Air Sculpture® Booze and Woods for Alexander Kaletski show, Oct 27, 2012- Nov 3, 2012, with the help of DreamAir LLC and scent ingredients by Firmenich except Poplar Buds Absolute by Biolandes and Nootka NP Canadian Oil by Northwest Aromatics.
The New York Industry for the Blind Oct 16th 2012-ONGOING, possibly permanent upon sponsorship collection. A current installation of 6 scent sculptures at the heart of the only Factory for the Blind in America, curated by Art Connects New York. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council. Creations and design by DreamAir and scent ingredients by Firmenich except Poplar Absolute by Biolandes.
Istanbul Biennale, Museum of Modern Art Oct-Dec, 2012. Installation of 2 scent sculptures infusing the entire Biennale: Bosphorus #70 and Pink Roses and White Gardenia #5 in synchronized and regular alternance all along the day, finally insuffling the breath of Life to an otherwise stiff and grey building standing alongside the Bosphorus straight. Creations and design by DreamAir, scent players by BrandEssence Turkey, with contributions by Georgia Institute of technology, University of Michigan and scent ingredients by Firmenich except Gardenia Absolute by Enfleurage.
Mr. Laudamiel performs For WALLS & BRIDGES between France and America at The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn, NY, making powerful points with a sly show of scents, music by Joachim. Friday October 19, 2012. I Contain Multitudes. An evening of music, performance and storytelling, group show. Co-presented with Time Out New York, Hosted by Matthew Love (USA / Books and Comedy Editor for Time Out New York). With the help of DreamAir LLC and scent ingredients by Firmenich except Poplar Buds Absolute by Biolandes.
Mr. Laudamiel is key note speaker for the Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics, the Osmotheque and IFRA at the Congress Botanical Gardens, Capitol Hill, Washington DC, Sept 12, 2012. Private event by invitation only.