From the first step through the gallery doors your nose and eyes are filled with the scents and sights of fresh local spring flora hanging from ghostly netted frames. A few steps further reveal these scent tunnels to be the bearers of technology: headphones hanging from their interior await eager ears to reveal the first olfactory memories of each muse in the Confessions Collection.
Continuing through to the central courtyard a floor filled with dried petals and flower heads crunch beneath your feet releasing scents of warm dry nights, local fynbos and dry rose.
All these experiences lead to the main gallery space boasting three long tables covered with sketches, literature, memorabilia from places and people, plants, glass chemistry equipment, and most importantly the first reveal of each of the six scents for the Confessions Collection: Andrea, Simo, Albert, Marta, Hel and Aga.
The Confessions Collection is a group of six people whose personalities have impacted my own persona, each one playing a vital role in the person I have become today. To tell my own story as a perfumer, I decided to turn to the very people that had shaped me and tell their story.
Each character embodied a persona; Andrea - The Adventurer, Simo - The Aristocrat, Albert - The Philosopher, Marta - The Lovers, Hel - The Celebration, Aga - The Romantic.
Guests were invited to listen to first hand stories by each of the muses, delving into their character and thoughts. Every perfume from the founding collection was surrounded by their key ingredients in order to enable guests to experience how the fresh notes compared to the final perfume.
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