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Bridges Lecture: Perfumery: the art and science of smellExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — 7:30 PM EST

Lucia Turin and Saskia Wilson-Brown

What, exactly, is fragrance? How might we discuss and theorize the sense of smell? Luca Turin and Saskia Wilson-Brown confront these surprisingly thorny questions and argue that fragrance is an autonomous art which must be dealt with on its own terms, a message in a bottle. As Igor Stravinsky said of music, fragrance may be "by its very nature, essentially powerless to express anything at all". Wilson-Brown’s fragrance awards have shown that there is the possibility for a blind consensus as to what makes a fragrance good or bad. Turin, in his research and writing, has been trying to figure out what that elusive thing may be.

Please note: Complimentary tickets and parking with refreshments following the lecture, but please register for this event.

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Vanstone Lecture Hall
290 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G3
Canada

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