Thursday, January 28, 2010

5 & 6 February 2010 Smithsonian Washington DC

in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Washington DC

Two Aromatic Events
with Luca Turin
Tania Sanchez
Patricia de Nicola

reservations required

ticket includes the book Perfumes: The Guide, bevvies, and gift bag
from Bloomies

The Art of Fragrance
Friday 5 February 2010
6:45 PM
$25 members, $40 general admission
click here for Friday ticket information

Perfumes: An Exquisite Exploration
Saturday 6 February 2010
10 AM - 1 PM
$125 members, $150 general admission
here for Saturday ticket information

Embassy of France - Auditorium
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC
Business Attire & Photo ID required

Friday's lecture, with scented examples, discusses enjoying fragrance, chemical breakthroughs that make modern perfumery possible, and the still-a-mystery how do our noses figure it all out?

Saturday, you get to smell new scents,
natural and synthetic raw materials, and You Lucky Duckies !!! masterworks that have been unavailable for decades, courtesy of a rare collection from the Versailles’ Osmotheque, International Conservatory of Perfumes.

Perfumer Patricia de Nicolaï is director of the Osmotheque, founder of Parfums de Nicolaï, and author of Once Upon a Time... Perfume.

Luca Turin, biophysicist at MIT,
author of The Secret of Scent, founder/CTO of Flexitral - an odorant molecule design company; Seen on TED and BBC regarding how the sense of smell works; Co-author of Perfumes: The Guide,
with Tania Sanchez, who publishes on the topic of perfumes.

Books & authors available for signing
! Report back.

Related links to right under Feed Your Inspiration.

photo: French Embassy in Washington DC