Art, design, Event, Exhibitions, Nuit de Bakélite
13 contemporary perfumers, 39 perfumes including Nuit de Bakélite by Isabelle Doyen. A great honour. An exhibition by MUDAC Lausanne & Nez la revue from 15.02.19 till 16.06.19. An immersive experience that offers a glimpse into aspects of this applied art form that are often shrouded in secrecy. Here, design serves to elevate the art of perfumery. Perfumers : Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, Isabelle Doyen, Céline Ellena, Jean-Claude Ellena, Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Olivia Giacobetti, Pierre Guillaume, Vero Kern, Patricia de Nicolai, Fabrice Pellegrin, Dominique Ropion, Maurice Roucel, Lorenzo Villoresi. Design by Studio Glithero.
ISABELLE DOYEN - Ninfeo Meo by Goutal Paris (2010) / Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez (2013) / Nuit de Bakélite by Naomi Goodsir (2017).
DOMINIQUE ROPION - Kenzo Jungle by Kenzo (1996) / Alien by Mugler (2005) / Portrait of a Lady by Editions de parfums Frédéric Malle (2010).
MAURICE ROUCEL - Tocade by Rochas (1994) / Insolence by Guerlain (2006) / Musc Ravageur by Editions de parfums Frédéric Malle (2000).
What an honour for Nuit de Bakélite (2017) to be affiliated with: Fracas by Piguet (1948), Giorgio Berverly Hills (1981), Poison by Dior (1985), Tubéreuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens (1998), Carnal Flower by Frédéric Malle (2000).
Collaborations, Event, Fashion, Hat
FROM WOOL TO HAT - LE KÉPI.
Made in France by one of the last hat manufacturers labeled ‘Living Heritage Companies (EPV)’. The company takes care of all the manufacturing steps from the Australian Merino wool bundle recognized for its exceptional qualities, to the molding of the hat including the felt cone.
For “Képi" - inspired by a military hat from the 1900’s, Naomi Goodsir first conceived by hand, a felt shape which was then used to make a custom made hat block.
WHEN THE ICONIC TEMPLE OF PARISIAN NOCTURNAL LIFE, NOW A LUXURY BOUTIQUE-HOTEL MET AN ATYPICAL CREATOR, THE RESULT IS A ‘CHIC-ROCK HAT’ ISSUED FROM FRENCH & DOWN UNDER SAVOIR-FAIRE.
“The Képi” is available in 2 colours - loden green & midnight blue.
La boutique Les Bains - 2 rue du Bourg Labbé 75003 Paris & online at https://laboutique.lesbains-paris.com/fr/
Credits : Naomi Goodsir / Les Bains
Art, Displays, Event, Exhibitions
'Surreal' is an installation by Naomi Goodsir for the presentation of her new custom made bottle & box.
Art, Event, Exhibitions, Fashion, Travels
The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day.
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, London
Great egret (Ardea alba) feather plumes. Possibly retailed by Galeries Lafayette Paris, 1880-1914. Collection of Dr Pat Morris.
'Bird-witched' shoes. Masaya Kushino (Japan, 2014) - Nile crocodile, gilded metal and cockerel (Gallus gallus domesticus) feathers.
An exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London until Sunday, 27th January 2019. www.vam.ac.uk
'In Situ' performance 'Hair to Hair' by one of our friends visiting the exhibition.
Art, Award, Event, Parfums
Within the Independent category, Nuit de Bakélite was awarded a Golden Pear.
With just seven awards handed out a year, The Art and Olfaction Award is designed to raise interest and awareness for independent perfumers, artisan perfumers, and experimental practitioners with scent on an international scale. By shining a spotlight on perfumery’s most outstanding creators, we hope to help generate support for independent practices in perfumery as a whole.
The Golden Pears are a program of The Institute for Art and Olfaction a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, USA.
Event, inspiration, News, Parfums, Restaurant, Travels
The dinner took place at NOEL Michelin awarded restaurant in Zagreb, on December 19th, 2018. Perfume connoisseurs were invited to discover several dishes & cocktails inspired by some perfumes, including Cuir Velours & Or du Sérail. Dinner by Juraj Sotosek Rihtarec, founder of BL'eauOG - Fine perfumes blog. Thank you Juraj.
Credit : Noel restaurant
Boutiques, Event, Parfumeur
On December 13th, we were in Paris for a Jazz party organised by Nose for Naomi Goodsir Parfums. We were so happy & honoured to have all our friends & talented perfumers with us - Isabelle Doyen, Bertrand Duchaufour & Julien Rasquinet. The night ended in a restaurant, enjoying great laughs, conversations - a unique moment in time.
inspiration, Travels, Event, Installation
Photos by Cosmotheca & Mr R.
Art, Parfums, Travels, Windows
The window display is dedicated to Nuit de Bakélite, according to Olefacto event which took place at Arte Profumo on September 13th, 2017.
Art, Displays, Exhibitions, Parfums
"Insomnia" installation, Pitti Fragranze in Florence, 8th September 2017 / 7.00AM
Naomi chose to use an empty space, as a medium, transforming it - in situ, by bringing together lights & objects - her own vision of a ‘nuit blanche’. The space is bought back to a blank canvas …
Surrealistic techniques of psychic/compulsive writings & drawings from artists, such as Louise Bourgeois’s ‘Insomnia Drawings’ inspired Naomi as a relevant expression of the nocturnal tuberose flower – obsessive, fresh, green, animalistic & addictive.
A few hand made original & unique silicone plants by Tzuri Gueta from ‘Noces Végétales’ are displayed in the suite, as a link to some aspects of the perfume.