The Studio Series provides collectors with a wearable experience of perfumery-in-progress, as the artist experiences herself. They sample different moments in the chronology of perfume compositions and provide an opportunity to enjoy the mostly unseen, unsmelled variations a perfume goes through before completion. This reveals a unique olfactive narrative hardly found in large-scale commercial perfumery.
Studio Series 5 contains continuing iterations of the Wood/Yuzu project (2 vials), and the Chypre project using real oakmoss (1 vial). It also introduces two new projects: first, the Crisis Project that focuses on true Madagascar vanilla beans which are now in their third year of low yields due to climate changes (1 vial); second, Project X, a composition which, in contrast to most of my studio work, focuses on synthetic chemicals (2 vials). SS5 also includes a vial of dilute Amber oil, made from pyrogenic fossilized pine resin as a response to this recent perfume essay by the lovely ladies at The Dry Down.
Studio Series 4 contains iterations of the Sandalwood/Sambac project using true Santalum album oil and real Jasmine sambac absolute (2 vials), the Wood/Yuzu project (3 vials), and the Chypre project (2 vials).
Future sets include 5 to 10 samples of perfumes in various states of completion. They come artfully packed as an assortment of glass vials and sprayers.