Torn between its artistic, artisanal, commercial and technical dimensions, between the rational and the emotional… And what if perfume were considered, first and foremost, as a piece of design? Nez explores the world around us via our sense of smell, adopting a novel approach that encompasses art, literature, photography, science, history, gastronomy and perfumery to illustrate the essential role that olfaction plays in our lives.
THE NOSE ...
of the battle
What is the olfactory environment of a boxer?
They make good use of their nose and build the world of olfaction in their own way.
Everything you always wanted to know about odours but were afraid to ask.
Lactones, creamy and fruity molecules
All about rhubarb
Christmas smells dissected
Invisible, unavoidable, scents accompany all fields of creation.
Boris Vian, the foam of the senses
Montreuil, flowers on the wall
Äponem, sustainable gastronomy by Amélie Darvas and Gaby Benicio
Amnésia, by Antoine Renard
The double secret, by René Magritte
The olfactory chronicle of Céline Ellena
An exploration of the world of perfumes through its actors, its manufacturing secrets and its history.
Report : The geranium
Interview: Anne Flipo
Flashback: American perfumery
The imaginary boutique
DOSSIER : DESIGN & PERFUME
Combining aesthetic, material and economic constraints, perfumery must constantly bend to the demands of the market, chemistry or the environment.
The gesture and the way: the art and the way of perfuming through history
From kyphi to ai: the evolution of the form and function of fragrances and those who create them
The senses of design: an interview with three specialists in multi-sensory communication
Perfumes on air: when scented devices set the mood
Draw me a scent: why and how to represent scents?
Chance and necessity: an overview of graphic designs on bottles
From consumer product to work of art: Nez probes the industry's underbelly and deciphers the 30 new products that are making news.
Investigation: press kit, the art of staging the immaterial
Genealogy: woody notes
Brand portrait: olfactive studio
The selection: favourites & new products