SCENT WEEK, 2023
Here on the Pacific Coast, we reside at the far reaches of western expansion – at the proverbial end of the line. There’s nothing left for us but the broad expanse of the ocean.
Los Angeles is the most post-modern of cities, the future-facing home of a thousand ideas that would have felt strange and audacious, anywhere else: The aerospace industry and the movie industry; fast food, lowriders and Disneyland. This city popularized Korean tacos, method acting, satanism, fad diets, botox, yoga cults, gangster rap, neon, Mickey Mouse, red carpets and reggaeton. Here, you can live and make a living in the most esoteric ways, and never face a batted eyelash of contempt. Indeed, innovation and synthesis, populism and sophistication are all core requirements to survive and thrive in this city. And we all know not to cross La Brea after 3pm.
This is the city, then, that will host Scent Week.
A diverse and eclectic series of talks, workshops, exhibitions, projects, and parties, Scent Week will shine a long overdue spotlight on global perfumery practices in the context of Los Angeles' thriving, idiosyncratic, sometimes glamorous and often experimental independent perfume scene.
Scent Week takes place between May 4 - 12, 2023. Join us!