Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent at Somerset House


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Smell your way around Somerset House this summer at Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent.

Inhale the work of 10 seminal perfumers, each challenging a long-held convention in scent design. Revel in the complexities of the aromas, learn about the fascinating history of 20th century perfume and discover the inspiration behind each fragrance.

Visitors can also visit a fully functioning perfume laboratory in Somerset House. The lab is manned by Givaudan perfumers who will create new scents from scratch over three-day residencies. Take part in discussions with the in-house scent experts, and learn about the techniques and approaches that go into producing luxury perfumes.


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Somerset House

The Strand
+44 (0)20 7845 4600
Public transport:
Tube: Temple/Covent Garden/Charing Cross/Embankment Mainline: Charing Cross/Waterloo/Blackfriars

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