Illuminum fine fragrances – inspired by the quintessence of Mother Nature, and using premium and rare ingredients – aspire to elevate perfumery as an art. In September, the Illuminum Fragrance Lounge on Dover Street plays host to a unique exhibition, which further celebrates the relationship between perfumery and Art.
The exhibition celebrates the artistic meeting of perfumer Cécile Zarokian, and celebrated illustrator Matthieu Appriou. The collection of six original illustrations, complemented by six unique fragrances results in a fascinating physical experimentation and represents subjective interpretation of sensations. One of the two universes gives birth to the other, then reverse: paint brush following olfactory narration, nose lead by sketch.
About the artists –
Cécile Zarokian graduated from ISIPCA, she was trained for four years at Robertet, in Grasse, and then in Paris. She created her first fragrance, Amouage Epic for Woman while still a trainee. Then in 2011 she founded her own company, Cécile Zarokian Sarl, and she set up her laboratory in Paris. Today Cécile creates unique fragrances for the niche perfumery market, including Jovoy Paris, Undergreen, Majda Bekkali, Suleko and most recently the Château de Versailles scented candles collection.
Matthieu Appriou graduated from the prestigious Ecole supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Brest in 2000. He has exhibited at the Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest and the Chantier Public in Rennes, as well as creating commissioned artwork for brands including Hennessy, Krug, Dom Perignon, Bollinger and Eurostar.
The Exhibition is available to view from September 5th – October 4th 2013, at The Illuminum Fragrance Lounge, 41-42 Dover Street, London, UK W1S 4NS between the hours of 10am – 6pm, Monday – Friday.