Colour as Narrative at Illuminum Perfume Gallery


“We believe that our sense of smell is learnt from deeply embedded associations with colour and texture. What happens when we soften and unlearn our logic for interpreting scents.” Asakala Geraghty, Creative Director at Illuminum London.


Architect Antonino Cardillo’s Colour as Narrative at Illuminum Perfume Gallery is a unique olfactory experience that weaves together subtle sensory stimuli through its use of a space within a space, recesses of light, and, contrary to its title, the awareness of scent through its sparse use of colour.

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ODOU Issue Four



My Dearest Readers,

Two things – bgirlrhapsody recently celebrated its first birthday, and I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of my readers and subscribers for taking the time to visit the site, and I hope you all enjoy reading my articles as much as I enjoy writing them.

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to write an article for the upcoming Issue Four of ODOU Magazine. Furthermore, my article is going to be accompanied by illustrations by the immensely talented Massimo Alfaioli. I can’t begin to tell you what an exciting prospect it is for me to have my work included in such a respected publication as ODOU!

Funding for Issue Four is currently trying to achieved on Indie GoGo, and it would mean so much to me if any of you would be able to get involved to help make this happen. All of the available funding options can be found here.

Please accept my thanks in advance for any contributions you might be able to make, and if it’s not too much trouble, please pass the message along.

Lots of Love,

B xx


Leontia Gallery Consume Pop-up Exhibition


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I was lucky to catch the last day of Leontia Gallery’s witty and thought-provoking Consume pop-up exhibition in Hoxton this week. While its primary format is its online presence, Leontia Gallery also stages a series of temporary pop-up spaces throughout London where they showcase the work of exciting, emerging international artists such as Rococo Wonderland, urban artist Schoony, Magnus Gjoen, Jean-Luc Almond, and Carne Griffiths, who are working in unique formats and unexpected use of materials.

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Arquiste Parfumeur Spring Floral Evening with Carlos Huber at Bloom Perfumery


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On Wednesday 6th May, I was invited to a very special afternoon at Bloom Perfumery’s new space in Covent Garden where Carlos Huber, Creative Director of Arquiste Parfumeur, spoke to The Perfume Society’s Josephine Fairley, Amanda Carr from The Women’s Room, and myself about the four floral fragrances in the Arquiste collection.

I’ll get into that and all things Arquiste, including what we can expect in Fall 2015, in a minute though. There’s something I need to get off my chest first.

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Scents of Occasion with 4160 Tuesdays and Odette Toilette at Fenwick of Bond Street


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Last evening, Thursday 7th May, Fenwick of Bond Street hosted Sarah McCartney of 4160 Tuesdays and Odette Toilette’s Scents of Occasion fragrance event for London Craft Week, a new annual event supported by founding partners, watchmakers Vacheron Constantin and Arts Council England, as well as the Crafts Council, The Heritage Crafts Association, and Mayor of London and Walpole. This new addition to the London cultural calendar of events celebrates an across-the-board spectrum of creative talent the capital has to offer through a series of events and workshops at a variety of London venues.

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Perfume Lovers London Chypre Glorious Chypre with Virginie Daniau


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This past Thursday, 30th April, Fragrance Consultant Virginie Daniau lead the Perfume Lovers London group through a sampling of some of the benchmark Chypre fragrances of the 20th century. She began her talk by introducing the group to two key ingredients of Chypre fragrances, Labdanum and Oakmoss, before leading us through a sampling session that included such fragrances as Christian Dior’s Miss Dior and Gris Montaigne, Grossmith’s Golden Chypre, Ruth Mastenbroek, Atelier Cologne’s Trefle Pur, and Aromatics Elixir.

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