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Photographer Lea Colombo creates experimental perfume

Photographer Lea Colombo creates experimental fragrance

The famed vogue photographer launches two new fragrances 111hz and 222hz to alongside the opening of her first self-curated exhibition, Colors of My Physique

This September, Lea Colombo unveils Colors of My Body a multi-media exhibition for which the younger photographer, ideal identified for her colour saturated trend pictures, turns the lens back again on herself.

Opening at SPACEBY in Cape City and Terminal 27 in Los Angeles, Colors is ‘a survey of [Colombo’s] relationship to consciousness’ with photographs, paintings, collages, video clip-instillations and sculptures, that see the artist deploy her mastery of colour to take a look at her desire in spiritual energies and auras. 

Impression from Lea Colombo’s Colours of My Body

Alongside the opening, Colombo will debut her initial ever fragrances. The two scents have been produced in collaboration with Folie À Plusieurs, the conceptual perfume property that has worked with experimental musicians and substantial-profile artists like Issac Julien. They will, as Colombo describes it, ‘explore our relationship with self, the balancing of masculine and female that are obtained in the method of individuation.’ 

111hz is the ‘feminine’ scent and linked with the colour eco-friendly. It has been created by perfumer David Chieze with elemi (a resin with anti-inflammatory houses) tarragon, basil, lavender, sage, and frankincense. When 222hz is the ’masculine’ scent linked with the color purple. Its fragrance profile, developed by perfumer Mark Buxton, features Immortelle Complete (an herbaceous hay-like aroma), Geranium, Lemon, Oakwood, Rose, Ginger, Amber, and Cedar. 

111hz and 222hz have been created as aspect of Folie À Plusieurs ‘olfactive diaries.’ For the series, artists are invited to hold a diary in excess of a few times, noting down their emotions, interior feelings, situations. People entries then utilised as the inspiration for a new Folie fragrance, that attempts to capture the environment of the artist’s everyday living at that time via scent. 

As Folie À Plusieurs’ founder, Kaya Sorhaindo, describes the practical experience of working with Colombo ‘we requested Lea for 11 days to produce a diary. Through this time period of time she would share with us sure thoughts she had.’

‘This arrived both of those in the type of textual content, drawings and pictures. For the duration of this interval she was by now discovering colours in a way that corresponded to an emotion, vibrational energy or experience she had every single working day.’ 

‘She was in the course of action of creating Colors of My Body, which was awesome. As the suggestions were being forming, and the work was being created, and her olfactive journal was staying filled, each working day the fragrances ended up slowly but surely taking form in the track record in parallel. So eventually, they emerged from the similar put, the exact same emotions, very same vibrational power and time of the artworks.’

Colombo’s fragrances are not the initial to derive inspiration from wellness philosophies and ‘energetic therapeutic.’ Vyrao, a fragrance brand that launched before this yr and which Colombo made a picture venture for, has taken a equivalent solution by infusing their fragrances with flower remedies and therapeutic crystals.

Both of those tasks converse to a new trend for sensory-based mostly wellness with mediums like audio escapism or aromatherapy, predicted to garner higher attractiveness as kinds of self-treatment. 222hz and 111hz will be out there from Folie À Plusieurs web site next the opening of Colors of My Overall body this September. §