MOVING TO MARS | London Design Museum | Oct 2019 - Feb 2020

Olfactory Art of Mars + Earth was diffused into the Exhibit Space

In the spring of 2019, I received a brief from Mars City Design, to create the scent of Mars. As no human has yet set foot on that planet, I could not visit or ask anyone. I began extensive study or rather went down the red planet rabbit hole for months finding out what molecular compositions, temperature and gasses are said to be found on the planet. With that all that research, plus my vast reservoir of imagination, I began the process of finding and purchasing the molecules that would enable me to start the first of many trials and many vials! 

MARS is a creation, formulated after studying the molecular compositions said to be found on the planet Mars. Notes includes a sharp gassy sulphury top note, created with amongst others a touch of garlic essential oil! Then the dusty and dry oxidized iron mid notes with a hint of sweetness and continuing with burned and smokey notes with subtle traces of gun powder.

EARTH is a scent reminiscent of our home planet. This creation is a reformulation of my Pure Rain fragrance with a few notes added. For this   Olfactory experience, I included the original molecule Petrichor, a scent unique to Earth and the scent you smell when rain falls on very dry soil. I found that every person who smelled Pure Rain had a memory of experiencing Earths nature and the freshness and lushness of our planet.

 

Video Credit Vera Mulyani of Mars City Design

Purchase Scents at London Museum Gift Shop

A few Scents from the Earth Memory Series was sold at the Museum Gift Shop and online.

Stargazing Bonfire, Desert Rain, Fresh Cut Grass (see descriptions below) and “Major Tom Spacesuit” a very dark + smokey scent with notes of Lavender, Sage, Aldehydes, Smoke Accord, Sandalwood and Oakmoss.

Post-spacewalk, Tom’s suit wears the elements of exploration, the capsule is filled with the metallic presence of dark void space.

Olfactory Art | NASA JPS Houston | May 2019

Earth Memories Fragrances
Artisan Fragrance Indie Perfume
scent art, london design muesum, olfactory art

Photo credit NASA Johnson

For the SPACE MOON MARS exhibit at JSP Houston, the space was diffused with the Earth Memories Scent series. 

I created 6 bespoke scents for Mars City Design. Each an earthly fragrance intended to remind us of our beautiful planet Earth. For the travelers on the long trip in the spaceship to other planets, one whiff of these scents will transported you back right back to the smell of fresh cut grass on  a quiet Sunday morning  or to the barn of a horse farmer out in the countryside etc..

These 6 unique nature inspired scents will provide and escape back to earth on both the long journey in space and on the planet Mars.  

NASA Johnson Space Center

Exhibit Scent exploration

Scent Events | Herman Miller | Los Angeles CA

Photo Chacha Sikes

Crema Photo & Scent Exhibit 2016

The summer of 2016 I spent a good amount of time driving through the Southwest. Capturing the fantastic scenery along the way and smelling my way though California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

I visited several Rodeo’s – recreating the scent of the horses and the dry dirt of the fields and of course the magnificant horses

I captured Sap from the trees around the Grand Canyon and beyond. This natural resin was tinctured and blended with other materials, to capture the beautiful scent of the canyons in the desert.