AIX Scent Fair

AIX Scent Fair

May 6–8, 2016

Co-presented by The Institute for Art and Olfaction and Luckyscent/Scent Bar 

An international selection of fragrance makers will upend your preconceptions of perfume at this three-day artisan, independent, experimental scent fair. Browse highly conceptual—even unexpected—scents; participate in workshops or a panel; and attend the fragrance fête of the season, The Institute for Art and Olfaction’s Third Annual Art and Olfaction Awards with emcee Zackary Drucker. Perhaps you’ll even find your new signature scent.

Saturday’s awards program will include DJs and a cash bar. Enjoy the Hammer’s café, AMMO, and explore the galleries during the day.

Note: The AIX Scent Fair is not advised for anyone with sensitivities or allergies to fragrance or perfumes.


AIX Scent Fair Kickoff Keynote & Panel
Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Lizzie Ostrom, AKA Odette Toilette, author and scented event organizer. Panelists: Chandler Burr, journalist, author and curator of olfactory art; Dr. Avery Gilbert, psychologist and self-described smell scientist, entrepreneur, and author; and Jacquelyn Ford Morie, scientist and virtual reality innovator. Panel moderated by Saskia Wilson-Brown, founder and director, The Institute for Art and Olfaction.

AIX Scent Fair Hours
Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
An international selection of fragrance makers showcase and sell their works. 

Workshops: Experimental Perfumery with The Institute for Art and Olfaction
Saturday, May 7, 1 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, 1 p.m.
Pre-registration required at Limited to 16 participants.

Third Annual Art and Olfaction Awards with Emcee Zackary Drucker
Saturday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. cocktail hour, 7:30 p.m. ceremony*
Prestigious Golden Pear awards announced. Special guest emcee Zackary Drucker (Whitney Biennial 2014; Co-Producer, Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning Transparent). Music by DJ Victor Rodriguez (Shits & Giggles, Cub Scout, Bears in Space) and DJ Javi en Rose (Litterbox, The Black Arts, Lush). Cash bar, festive attire.

*Note: AIX Scent Fair, Hammer Museum, and AMMO Café close at 5 p.m.; please plan to arrive early to visit the exhibitors’ tables, the galleries, or the café. 

Scent Lab
Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 
Activate your senses on Mother’s Day in this drop-in workshop with perfume maker Persephenie Lea. Children ages 5 and up and their grown-ups will experiment with combinations of aromas and walk away with their own unique scents. 

In-Store Appearance: GOLDA
Sunday, May 8, 3–5 p.m.
Studio Cue was envisioned by Keiko Matsuo, who has been a Japanese holistic qi therapist for over 30 years. Meet Keiko in the Hammer Store, where you can regularly find her GOLDA line of soaps, incense, tea, atmosphere mist, and mist for dogs. GOLDA is a project of Studio Cue LA, a peaceful daytime retreat located in Topanga, California, outfitted with photography and functional art by Tsugu Wada, who also manages Studio Cue and GOLDA.


Aether Arts Perfume, Boulder, US 

Atelier de Geste, New York, US 

Auphorie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  

Bogue Profumo, Brescia, Italy 

Brooklyn Perfume Company, New York, US 

Bruno Fazzolari, San Francisco, US 

Century’s Breath (Cat Jones), Sydney, Australia 

Charenton Macerations, New York, US 

COGNOSCENTI, San Francisco, US 

Dasein, Los Angeles, US 

Dead Writers Perfume by Sweet Tea Apothecary, Seattle, US 

DSH Perfumes, Boulder, US 

El Jardí Secret, Barcelona, Spain

Goest Perfumes, Los Angeles, US 

Ideasthesia by MIKMOI, San Francisco, US 

Imaginary Authors, Portland, US 

J.Hannah Co, San Francisco, US 

Jazmin SaraïMontréal, Canada 

Jolie Laide Perfume, San Francisco, US 

L’Oeil du Vert, Los Angeles, US 

Luckyscent / Scent Bar, Los Angeles, US 

Parfums Lalun, Los Angeles, US 

Maison Anonyme, Los Angeles, US 

Manifest Destiny, Los Angeles, US 

Maria Candida Gentile Maitre Parfumeur, Sarzana, Italy 

Mendittorosa Odori d’Anima, Rome, Italy  

Menyan Projects, Bali, Indonesia  

Monsillage, Montréal, Canada

Neandertal, London, UK 

NOBILE 1942, Genoa, Italy 

Olympic Orchids Perfumes, Seattle, US 

On Forgetting | Filling the Flask (Catherine Haley Epstein), Camas, US 

Phoenix Botanicals, New York, US 

PK Perfumes, Menifee, US 

Portland Apothecary, Portland, US 

Sarah Baker, London, UK 

SCENTHOUSE LA, Los Angeles, US  

Scents of the Apocalypse, San Francisco, US 

Sonoma Scent Studio, Sonoma, US 

The Institute for Art and OlfactionThe Art and Olfaction Awards, Los Angeles, US 

The Smelly Vials Perfume Club, Los Angeles, US 

Tigerlily Perfumery, San Francisco, US

Xyrena, Los Angeles, US 

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All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.

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