Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent

Somerset House 

I co-curated a major new exhibition which featured ten extraordinary perfumes and their pioneering creators, who have radically changed our perceptions of fragrance over the last 20 years.

The exhibition brought a vibrant perfume scene into wider public consciousness, sharing the contemporary cult perfumes shaking up scent culture and the unseen works of art worn on our skin.


Perfume took visitors through a series of rooms designed to reflect the inspirations of the scents, from a Catholic confessional to a water theme park. A functional perfume lab at the end of the exhibition hosted a constant programme of events and demonstrations. 


Realised in association with Coty and Peroni Ambre, with additional support from Givaudan.

Images by Peter McDiarmid for Somerset House