June 24, 2012
Chandler Burr has been imploring perfume lovers to treat perfume as a whole instead of the sum of its parts. In his post as Curator of the Department of Olfactory Art at the Museum of Art and Design in NYC he is doing a lot to create the environment to allow for perfume to be appreciated as art. But how can we do this when people like me exist who love to pull apart a fragrance into its components and look analytically as opposed to qualitatively. Mr. Burr in conjunction with e-commerce site Open Sky has begun an effort to allow us to do this as a community. The details, in a nutshell, are on the first of every month a perfume selected by Mr. Burr will be placed in a plain 50mL laboratory sprayer and labeled with a number. Mr. Burr will provide a bit of an introduction (see below) and talk about it on the Open Sky blog; at the end of the month he will reveal the perfume and perfumer. That gives us two or three weeks to experience the perfume purely through its aesthetics.
The winner of the draw is: Devon H
Please send an e-mail to me at Markbehnke@cafleurebon.com by 9AM EST Monday June 25, 2012.
Just because I want to see this go to someone I have drawn two runner-ups. In the event the winner does not claim the prize and you have sent me your contact information then i will send it out to you in the winner's place. That 9AM time is firm and if you entered you promised to check. 🙂
First Runner-Up: Perfume Lover
Second Runner-Up: Tyler
For everyone else the reveal of the identity of S01E01 will take place at Noon EST on OpenSky.com