The Studio Series is a periodic, evolving project that unites perfumery, writing, and art, in an exploration and analysis of the processes and phenomena of fragrance.
First, it provides perfume collectors with wearable perfumes-in-progress, as the perfumer experiences themself. Each vial samples a different moment in the chronology of an evolving fragrance composition, each an opportunity to enjoy the mostly secret variations which fragrances go through before completion. This reveals a unique narrative rarely found in perfumery.
Second, each set features original writing and artwork, presenting different perspectives on a theme, commissioned from collaborators who hold sharp views in and outside the perfume community.
Studio Series 10 features six iterations of a new perfume launching this fall, providing you with a full spectrum of fragrance development. Tentatively called "Involuntary Catharsis," it is a myrrh chypre. You also receive a sprayer vial of the newest release, Dub, a special edition. Seven perfume samples in all.
The set also contains an essay, Notes on the History of Perfumery, by independent perfumer Carter Weeks Maddox of Chronotope Perfumes illustrated as a zine by artist Somnath Bhatt.
Lastly, an essay I write about my processes, called Studio Wafts, rounds out the experience. Studio Waft 10 is now live.
Studio Series 9 consists of six perfume sample vials: three iterations each of the new Remix Project and of After Every Ounce of Joy (Leaves My Body). An essay on trauma, vessels, and perfume by writer, artist, and Instagram Stories superstar Sunday Williams was commissioned for and elaborates this project. The essay is presented as a digital zine with an accompanying screenprint.