The Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue fragrance has been selected to be part of an exhibition which celebrates the most ground-breaking fragrances of the century at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
The exhibition the Art of Scent 1889-2012 celebrates 12 fragrances, including Light Blue by Dolce&Gabbana, Chanel n 5 and Jicky by Guerlain (originally launched in 1889), as works of art and design in their own right. The scents were chosen by curator Charles Burr due to their profound effect on the history of the artistic medium.
Adored by fragrance lovers and considered a timeless scent, Light Blue’s distinct perfume, with notes of lemon, apple, musk and Sicilian cedar, has received 14 fragrance awards from multiple bodies and publications, from the American Society of Perfumers to the InStyle Fragrance Awards, as well as a coveted FiFi.
Inside of the exhibiton The Art of Scent
Curator Chandler Burr chose to include Light Blue in the exhibitions because “it is one of the best examples of a structure in which the artist creates various components, then joins them loosely so that we perceive each of them separately - olfactory holograms of lemon peel oil, tart green apple, and cedar - and yet at the same time they fit so that we perceive the olfactory sculpture as a whole as well” - Burr said about the Dolce&Gabbana scent - “It is, in the medium of scent, very similar to what Alexander Calder did with his famous mobiles, visual, physical sculptures from separate components that he hung together on wires and that moved, constantly creating new sculptures. Cresp’s work with Light Blue creates an olfactory mobile, and it changed the state of the art.”
The fragrances showcased in the exhibition are: Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue, Guerlain Jicky, Chanel n 5, Aromatics Elixir, Pleasures, Untitled, L’Interdit, Drakkar Noir, L’Eau d’Issey, Angel, Prada Amber.
Credits: Dolce&Gabbana Perfumes