The Studio Series is a periodic, evolving project uniting 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 13 features a new essay by Sunday Williams (@sundaysmells) titled "Disaster Tourism", illustrated by artist Annie Bissett, and printed as a risograph zine by Erik Kiesewetter of Constance. It will include a sprayer sample of a new perfume, Leaves My Body, experimental perfume samples from the forthcoming Ambergris Project, and a vial of real, studio-tinctured ambergris, all artfully presented. (Note: this set contains natural musks.)
Studio Series 13, the final set, will begin shipping the week of November 1st, 2021 and orders which contain it will begin to ship in complete at that time.
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.
Lastly, an essay I write about my processes, called Studio Wafts, rounds out the experience. Studio Waft 12 is now live.