The Perfume Lab

14/07/2017

Perfume: A Sensory Journey | Somerset House 

If like me you love a good cologne or EDT (eau de toilette), you will love sniffing the many perfumes at the Somerset House in London. The Sensory Journey exhibition takes you around a more interactive history of our much-loved fragrances over the past twenty years.

Over the summer, Somerset House has a variety of activities, from discussions with perfume pioneers to workshops on how to mix and combine perfume ingredients in a lab.

There were opportunities to write down and identify what scents you smelt on display. The presentation of each perfume made you get up close inhale the different scents, sit down, lay down or walk around the perfumes.

Some perfumes were infused in muslin curtains, others were in paint pots. As well as sampling, each fragrance you were able to see how each scent is mixed in the laboratory. This was a refreshing, interactive and different approach to traditional exhibitions, where you are asked to be more involved and partake. 


Perfume is all about feelings and emotions. Perfume is one of those personal things that can trigger a memory or feeling. People want a perfume for their wedding day, so they can relive that day through a perfume they wore. Others like feeling special every day wear their perfumes like a fragrant layer of clothing.

People want a perfume for their wedding day, so they can relive their special moment through a perfume they wore. Others like feeling special every day wear their perfumes like a fragrant layer of clothing.

Having a more interactive visitor experience that evokes memories and taps into our feelings for The Sensory Journey makes good sense and a more pleasurable exhibition.

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What is your favourite fragrance or cologne?

Information:

A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent at Somerset House is on until 17th September 2017

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