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.
Studio Series 11 features developmental iterations of Resonance and a sprayer sample of Relief, a now sold-out special edition eau de parfum which is the completion of the Involuntary Catharsis Project that premiered in Studio Series 10. An essay by author Tracy Wan titled "How to disappear into ourselves" on perfume, control, augmented reality, and life in a pandemic was commissioned for this set, printed as a multimedia-risographic zine by Stephen Grebinski of Misfeed Press. The zine will featuring winning photographs from a crowdsourced contest on the theme of relief.