Weird, Wacky And Wonderful World Of Olfactory Art

Weird, Wacky And Wonderful World Of Olfactory Art

Geza Schoen reminisces on past, ongoing and future collaborations with Karl Lagerfeld, Smeller machine and Icelandic madman.

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Geza Schoen Molecules Our World

For the eighth episode of our Molecast series, founder and perfumer Geza Schoen sits down with host Susan Irvine to discuss his weird and wonderful collaborative art projects.

Our Molecast series explores the stories behind the creation of EM fragrances, offering a closer look at the olfactory oeuvre of the founder and nose of Escentric Molecules, renegade perfumer Geza Schoen.

Inside this episode, Geza talks about the freedoms of freelancing, art projects and conceptual collaborations. How does the smell of washing powder and kebabs encapsulate Berlin? Is it possible to bottle the scent of paper? What's the olfactory difference between fishy and fearful sweat? How can scent enhance our experience of visual arts?

"There is a crossover; perfume does not always need to be in a bottle with a pump spray for you to put on your neck. There are other topics and disciplines that can use scent for other products in combination to illustrate something in a much more sophisticated way. The sense of smell is the most alert and emotional one we have, so why not use it and bring it together with other disciplines?"

Dive into the world of Geza's synaesthetic olfactory art.