scented christmas

Two of my favorite perfumers, Ineke and Velvet and Sweet Pea, are offering some Christmas deals on their fragrances that you should check out!

Ineke has gorgeous botanical blends from her Alphabet series and her new Anthropology Floral Curiosity line. Her sample sets are perfect stocking stuffers and great gifts for travelers.


I love Laurie’s rare historical creations. Her oils and body frostings are luxurious, guaranteed to please the hedonist in you.

scent artist Sita Bhaumik in SF

Tomorrow at 2pm, scent artist Sita Bhaumik will be speaking at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s Baat Cheet event. Speakers include: Pixar animator Sanjay Patel, poet and psychiatrist Ravi Chandra, artist Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, LACMA curator Julie Romain, artist Ranu Mukherjee, musician Cory Combs, India West editor Lisa Tsering, contemporary art collector Dipti Mathur, yoga instructor Monica Desai Henderson, and music and dance professor Nalini Ghuma.

6-9pm is Kearny Street Workshop’s Holiday Party. Asian Santa photo opp and live music by John Lum, Brandon Bigelow, Wilson Wong, and artists from RAMA.

Bhaumik’s installations at Acquired Taste show can be viewed and smelled one last time. The show will be closing this Thursday, Dec 8th at CSU Fullerton’s Begovich Gallery.
Check out “To Curry Favor,” a curry powder wall (pictured above) and “Hey Sugar, Sugar,” a powdered sugar doormat.

scent art near and far

Move over Chandler, pop-up scent exhibits, gatherings and museums are proliferating like wildfire. Perfume is, undoubtedly, the most immediate scent experience for your average American. However, now more than ever, scent in general is emerging as a new artistic media.

Sephora has joined the bandwagon by coproducing a pop-up scent museum called Sensorium in NY near its flagship with the Department of the fourth Dimesion.

Sephora Sensorium – Life At First Scent & Lucid Dreams from The D4D on Vimeo.

SF new media artist Sita Bhaumik has a curry wallpaper installation until December 8, 2011 at Begovich Gallery at Cal State Fullerton.

Socal artist Lindsey Pfeiler has integrated visual and olfactive stimuli in her installation at the Merlino Gallery BFA show in Long Beach.