Smell & Tell: Explorations in Niche Perfumery: Zoologist Perfumes
Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room
Zoologist Perfumes has been intriguing fragrance lovers with clever, imaginative, and playful scents since it was founded by Victor Wong in 2013. The niche fragrance house, based in Toronto, captures the idiosyncrasies of the animal kingdom and transforms them into scents with names like Bat, Beaver, Hummingbird, Macaque, Nightingale, Panda, and Rhinoceros. (Note: No animal products are used in the Zoologist line of fragrances).
We’ll experience the aroma of each perfume in the Zoologist line and explore what inspired their creation. Civet, a new fragrance dedicated to a mammal with a strong connection to the perfume arts, will also be shared.
Michelle Krell Kydd is a trained “nose” in flavors and fragrance and the editor of the award-winning blog Glass Petal Smoke. She was recently interviewed in The Conversation regarding smell loss (anosmia) and the misappropriation of the term “noseblind." The Smell & Tell series of events celebrates its fifth anniversary year at the Ann Arbor District Library and is ongoing.