The second iteration of a project that explores the voluminous aspect of our senses. A selection of artists were asked to contribute a scent that they consider vast or spacious. These scents were presented during Spaceness 2019.
s p a c e n e s s
The maker of this scent was inspired by the conqueress Semiramis. It's all topnote spice, completely ungrounded, a dry desert wind filled with faded saffron and the shimmer of sunlight bouncing off gold passing from one hand to another. Is it a mirage? Is all of this a mirage? Wealth, like the solidity of our flesh, is imaginary anyway.
tidal flats: scent of the estuaries and sea at low tide
Infused from various species of seaweed, salt water, shells from crustaceans and tidal dwelling mollusks
Robert Chase Heishman
Blend of Creed's Original Santal + El Patrón's Black Seed Beard Oil
The scent I created is a blend of two scents that have defined my sense of self over the past 12 years. 2007 is the year that I truly began taking scents to heart. I would frequent the local scent counter of Hall's in Kansas City, trying out various scents until finding my scent: Creed's Original Santal. The scent encapsulated that time of my life, who I was/am, and who I loved and surrounded myself with. The same is true for El Patron's Black Seed Beard Oil, and also marks the transition of growing and keeping a beard. As I considered scents to create I could only think of a blend of these two, and how blending them together is like creating a self-portrait of my younger and current self.
A Big Groundless Moment, 2019
Fragrance notes: aldehydes, orris, carrot, Bulgarian rose, vetiver, castoreum, dartanol, violet, nutmeg, bergamot, musk
Our idea for this scent is a representation of the vastness and expansiveness of new growth and the plant world. Leaves, buds, flowers, stems. The green, vine tentacles of plant life expanding continuously. The smell of a garden in spring or fighting your way through dense sappy undergrowth in the tropics. The places where that green expands and fills a space and your senses.