Scented Paths & Fragrant Addresses: Salon Parfums & Arômes, May 18-21, 2006, Paris


The Salon Parfums & Arômes (Perfume & Aroma Show) will open its doors for the second time in Paris from May 18 through May 21. Its aim is to reach a wider audience and bring for a few days the expertise of professionals and scholars to people interested in educating themselves about the fifth sense.

There will be conferences as well as perfumery workshops. Scientists, historians, writers, chefs, perfumers and others will participate in the event. As the SPA states, the show aims to explore the new olfactive techniques available, ask questions about the role smell plays in our gustative experience, and finally, study the impact that odors have on love.

The program promises to be rich and interesting. It offers, for instance, conferences by Annick Le Guerer on the future of the sense of smell, a pairing up of a chef, Alain Llorca, with people from the Molinard perfumery to investigate the perfumes used in cuisine. Specialists of wine, bread, and chocolate will discuss the aromas found in these products. The Givaudan school will be presented by its director, Jean Guchard, nose Mathilde Laurent will give a talk on custom-made perfumes and love, Elizabeth de Feydeau will talk about the perfumes of love in literature, Oleg Curbatov will present the world of the "perfumed internet" based on technologies of the future etc. Perfume activities for kids are also planned.

You can find more information on their website: Salon Parfums et Arômes 

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  1. Wonderful blog!
    I did go to the Salon last year as I live here. It was great fun and there was an exhibition of wonderful perfume bottles.
    Plan to be there next week.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you!

    Lucky you! The Salon sounds very interesting. I really like the way people are putting efforts into making us more aware of the possibilities lying in this under-appreciated sense -- I was amazed the other day, when reading Capitale de la douleur by Eluard, to see there were zilch references to smells in all of his poems.

    Mimi Froufrou
  3. I am shocked to hear that about Capitale de la Douleur. That's one of my favorites. I really wish I could go to this convention too. I read about it a few months ago through something Michel Roudnitska was planning, I believe. Thanks for the temptation to buy a ticket in spite of work and commitment!


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