SYMPHONY OF SCENTS: What does music smell like? Sentire, an album due out next month, attempts to answer the question.
Created by composer and jazz pianist Laurent Assoulen, who is also an expert of fragrance, the album involves five pieces of music and a matching number of scents conceived by three perfumers from International Flavors and Fragrances.
Specific raw materials inspired each of Assoulen’s musical composition, while Anne Flipo, Napoleao Bastos and Carlos Benaïm made the matching olfactive creations.
People can experience the fragrances (numbered one to five, just like each musical piece) through reusable patches that come with the album.
Sentire, whose subtitle is “Le Concert Parfumé” (or “The Perfumed Concert”), will be sold starting June 1 in Paris at Colette and the Louis Vuitton store on Avenue des Champs-Elysées, plus on the site musicscent.com.
A concert is scheduled for June 11 at Paris movie theater 5 Caumartin to celebrate the album’s release.