This exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design will make my top ten list for 2012. The objects displayed are examples of the “olfactory art”, in other words perfume. Imagine entering an all white room. You then view the perfumes by walking up to the wall and sticking your nose into a cutout in the wall to  smell the perfume. Just that act of breaking a museum rule of getting to touch the exhibit is wonderful. The description of each perfume [there are 12 including Chanel no 5] comes and  fades.  Perfume is a trade secret, but the captions including the name of the perfumer who lent the scent, divulge some of the ingredients-laundry detergent and pink peppercorns. There is no online substitute for this exhibit-see it.

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