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 12 contains an essay by H. L. Moody (@hlmoodywrites) titled "Shelter in Perfumed Place" printed as part of a folio of 16 postcards. Each set contains two copies of the essay — one to keep and one to send to a friend — and four conceptual photographs. The folio is printed on acid-free archival paper. Each set also includes a sprayer sample of the completed Timbre-Io Remix, called Resonance. Lastly, five experimental perfume samples of a forthcoming perfume, code-named Escalator, round out the set.
H.L. Moody is an aspiring horror novelist living in wildfire country with her two black cats. In a former life, she ran a beauty blog under the name “Faceonomics.” Currently, she is working on her first book, a family drama with dark supernatural horror elements.
Lastly, an essay I write about my processes, called Studio Wafts, rounds out the experience. Studio Waft 12 is now live.