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Why Do You Wear Perfume?

…that’s the question I want you to answer!

Perfume As Practice, my research-led residency at Bank Street Arts, is really beginning to take shape. I find myself in between crowd-funding reward fulfilment and waiting for materials to arrive. This has provided me with a period of reflection, of clarifying and internalising my ideas. And one thing that has struck me is the fact that I ought to ask people why they wear perfume: After all, my project is about exploring the parallels between why people make art and why people wear perfume, and being able to investigate where art and perfume intersect, using research and evidence, will give the project extra weight and sincerity.

So, I am looking for people to answer the question ‘why do you wear perfume/cologne?’ I will then compile your responses into a set of paintings, which will be exhibited alongside my perfume portraits at Bank Street Arts early next year. So, if you could answer my question, that’d be great! 🙂

3 responses

  1. Kaye

    I wear perfume when I’m going out, and sometimes when I want to enjoy the scent. I wear perfume for special occasions when I want to heighten the experience.

    August 14, 2015 at 8:54 pm

  2. I wear perfume when I am going out, for a special occasion, or sometimes just to enjoy the scent. Perfume enhances the experience.

    August 14, 2015 at 8:56 pm

  3. I wear perfume in search of lost time, “a la recherche du temps perdu”. For me, fragrance evokes more powerful memories than taste, although the two are closely intertwined. And perhaps, when I wear a perfume new to me, I am searching for memories yet to come, in time yet to be, or the memories of others in a time I have not known.

    August 19, 2015 at 1:10 am

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