2nd Biennial Scent Fair LA
The Craft & Folk Art Museum and the Institute of Art and Olfaction present the 2nd Biennial Scent Fair in Los Angeles!
The 2nd Biennial Scent Fair LA is an international celebration of artisan, independent, and experimental scent practices.
The aim is to introduce new audiences to the world of highly conceptual scents. In addition to a curated selection of international, cutting-edge fragrance makers exhibiting and selling their work, the fair will include hands-on workshops presented by The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a keynote talk and panel discussion, and an opening night party.
The fair will take place in our outdoor courtyard and CAFAM Shop.
Curated and produced by: The Institute for Art and Olfaction + Darin Klein
Presented by the Craft & Folk Art Museum
Partners: Scent Bar by Luckyscent, The Perfumer's Studio, and more TBA.
For more information including info on how to participate, click HERE.
Friday, November 2 | 7pm - 9pm
General admission: $20 | Advance tickets available HERE
Join us for a preview reception, experience the various offerings at the Scent Fair, and dance to DJ Devendra Banhart’s musical selections. First 30 attendees at the door will receive 5 sample vials of fragrances by 2nd Biennial Scent Fair LA exhibitors.
Saturday, November 3 & Sunday, November 4 | 11am - 6pm
The 2nd Biennial Scent Fair LA aims to introduce new audiences to the world of highly conceptual scents. In addition to a curated selection of cutting-edge fragrance makers exhibiting and selling their work.
General Admission: $7 Students, teachers, seniors (65+): $5 Institute for Art and Olfaction Members + CAFAM Members: FREE Children under 10: FREE
Saturday, November 3 & Sunday, November 4 | 11:00am and 2:30pm
$65.00 per person (includes, workshop materials, entry to fair and museum) Pre-registration required
Join the Institute for Art and Olfaction for a two-hour exploration of scent creation, in a hands-on blending workshop. Participants will smell a selection of important aromatics, and create their own fragrance under the IAO staff’s helpful watch. Each participant leaves with a sample vial of their own scent, a formula, and a deeper understanding of the hows and whats of perfume-creation.
Keynote Conversation: Mandy Aftel, with Saskia Wilson-Brown
Saturday, November 3 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Included with admission (limited seating, first come, first served)
Mandy Aftel is an iconic American perfumer, the brain behind the natural perfume line Aftelier, and the founder of The Aftel Archive of Curious Scents. She is the author of nine books, including four books on natural perfume and a cookbook on essential oils. In this informal and conversational discussion, Mandy will explore her philosophy, her impulse to create, her perfumery practice and her new museum.
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