Program 2017

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How to participate
Unless otherwise specified, entrance to the events is open to the public, free of charge and does not require reservations. Any fees for participation at shows, workshops, dinners or tasting, are listed in this program within the description of the events. The weekend events at the Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica require a daily entrance ticket of € 5.00 that can be purchased at the Museum on the same day.
INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS: info@smellfestival.it | tel. +39 348 4262301


If not otherwise stated, the events will be held in Italian. Foreign visitors may ask the assistance of an interpreter from Italian into English/French.

Key: * Entrance with daily ticket * Limited participation, reservations recommended


SMELL FESTIVAL 2017 PROGRAM (last update May 12)
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Wednesday, May 24

* at 9:30 pm | Fienile Fluò, via di Paderno 9 | theatrical performance
IN THE LIGHT FOREST # 1. Fragrant Fairy Tales
Short play produced by Crexida with olfactory intervention by Smell Atelier. The first peg in the kaleidoscope project In the Light Forest, a story with fairy tales by Federica Iacobelli and Allegra De Mandato with Angelica Zanardi and Isabel Cuesta. Directed by Angelica Zanardi. Set by Annamaria Cattaneo.
Fairy tales spring from the ground like dreams, thoughts, and memories, announced and accompanied by inevitable trails of smells. Characters, stories, inevitable archetypes, foundations of existence that fight any attempt to be removed, address the basic needs of our lives, like the reflections of experiences, fears, passions, losses, loves, impulses, illusions, delusions, and as mirrors of transformation that scrutinize us and surprise us.
Cocktails and appetizers (from 7:00 pm) + show € 25, or à la Carte Dinner + € 5 show.
Reservations required: info@smellfestival.it / tel. + 39 348 4262301.

Thursday, May 25

at 6 pm – 7 pm | Centro Natura, via degli Albari | meeting
LE MANI DEGLI DEI
Presentation of the book by Erika Maderna (Aboca Edizioni, 2016) with the author.
Le Mani degli Dèi (The Hands of the Gods) leads us through the legends, myths and archetypes of the curative flowers and herbs to identify the living, pulsating nucleus of philosophy hidden in the wilderness of symbols. The definition of “simple” reminds us that complexity can be traced back to its elementary principles, pure energy, near the humus, the soil, the mother’s womb that nurture them and provide the strength for their transformation in drugs that dispense physical and spiritual energy.

Friday, May 26

at 6:30 pm – 11 pm | Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni”, via dell’Indipendenza 8
PERFUME SHOWCASE
Within the elegant rooms and along the gallery of the Hotel, the audience is invited to discover the latest new products offered by a bouquet of niche Italian and International perfume houses:
Antonio Alessandria, Angela Ciampagna, Coquillete Paris, Francesca Dell’Oro, DFG 1924, Orto Parisi, Profvmvm Roma, Smell Atelier.

at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | terrace
Toast and finger food.
Cost: € 20 per person, Reservation required by May 23.
Please contact: salesghmajestic@duetorrihotels.com.

at 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Sala Europa
ZING BOOM! Unprecedented Perfumes
A preview of the fragrances created by the students that completed the perfume course at Smell – Atelier di Arti Olfattive with Martino Cerizza.
Works presented by: Monica Sciarini, Anna D’Errico, Stefano Tirendi, Simona Cotta, Fortunato Sebastiano, Federica Calabrese.

Saturday, May 27

ALL OF THE EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT:
Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica, strada Maggiore 34, Bologna

————EXHIBITS———————–
* Museum
DISTILLING LIFE – the image of smells
Photographic exhibition by Roberto Greco
Swiss artist living between Paris and Geneva, Greco immortalizes fragrances with his still-lifes, visually evoking the notes of smell. Greco’s works create a path that accompanies the visitors through the rooms of the Museum.

————PATHS—————————
* Foyer of the event hall
UNDERGROUND: Underground perfumes
Olfactory path among the fragrances of the five finalists for the OSA! Outsider Scents Award. The perfumes crafted by the competitors offer a personal interpretation of the theme “Roots”, which is the topic of the Eighth Edition of Smell Festival.

————MEETING AND WORKSHOP PROGRAM————

* at 10:30 am | Museum rooms | exhibition
DISTILLING LIFE – the image of smells
Inauguration of the photographic exhibition by Roberto Greco. The artist will be present.
Swiss artist living between Paris and Geneva, Greco immortalizes fragrances with his still-lifes, visually evoking the notes of smell. Greco’s works create a path that accompanies the visitors through the rooms of the Museum.

* * at 10:30 am – 1:30 pm | Smell Atelier room | master class
FUNDAMENTAL ESSENCES OF MODERN PERFUME
With Cristiano Canali
The teacher offers a selection of raw materials that have opened the door to new expressive opportunities for the language of perfume since the beginning of the 20th century. In addition to involving the participants in an excursus dedicated to famous essences and molecules, the teacher offers each participant the possibility of improving their composition technique, preparing specific chords that will highlight the role played by these raw materials within the fragrances.
Activity specifically for the students of the Smell Atelier and those who already practice the art of fragrance composition. Fee € 50 with Orablu card.

* at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Autentica di Felsina Hall | meeting
AUTENTICA DI FELSINA: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
With Barbara Corazza and Pierpaolo Corazza – founders of AdF
World preview of the fragrance created from the original recipes of “acqua di Felsina”, a historic perfume from Bologna, found and preserved by the descendants of Livio Grandi, the last producer of this specialty. The rebirth of the perfume is related to the rediscover of a glorious fragment of local history, sentiment and perfume, now protected and promoted by the Autentica di Felsina brand.

* at 11:00 am – 11:45 am | Event Hall | meeting
THE SCENTED LANGUAGE OF SELF
With Éva-Marie Lind – sensory perfume designer and aromatologist, and Pietro GuglielmiLa Vecchia Distilleria
Perfumes trigger conscious and unconscious individual memories. Furthermore, our unique genetic code influences our perception of odor and even the choice of our perfume. Éva-Marie Lind will introduce these concepts empowering us in choosing, creating, and utilizing a self-composed ‘autobiographical perfume’. Her approach facilitates narrative, expression and well-being, while invoking aesthetic and personal awareness in the present and the past. In the afternoon, the lecture will be followed by a specific workshop on the subject. The conference is held in English.
It will be following in the afternoon with a workshop dedicated to this topic.

* at 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm | Event Hall | meeting
PODERI DI BOSCO: The roots in the future
With Almerigo Bosco – owner of Poderi Bosco and Fortunato Sebastiano – wine expert, vineyard and wine consultant from the Vignaviva group
From its simple family roots, in Casolla, along the mule trail to Caserta Vecchia, today Poderi Bosco aims to become the benchmark for vineyard renovation and wide-spread rebirth. Their love for the ground and their roots has much to offer to the contemporary world where even daily tasks are ever more complex and difficult to understand. The ancient vineyard near Caserta, an heirloom from the Bourbons bought up-to-date within the context of international winemaking, will be focal point of the meeting. The audience will be guided through appreciation of the sensorial qualities of some of the company’s top wines, travelling through their sense of smell to a land rich in history, values and resources for the future.

* at 2 pm – 2:45 pm | Event Hall | meeting
ESCAPING THE LIMITS OF LANGUAGE: Dedicated words for smells
With Ewelina WnukMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen When talking about smells, we are often left tongue-tied, unable to find precise words expressing the qualities we experience. There seems to be a lack of vocabulary for smell, yet although this is the case in Western languages, this gap is not universal. In the tropical rainforest of the Malay Peninsula, an indigenous group speaking the Maniq language uses a sizeable vocabulary of dedicated smell words. Ewelina Wnuk explores the richness of the Maniq smell world based on her long-term fieldwork with the group.

* * at 2 pm – 3 pm | Autentica di Felsina Hall | workshop
THE FORMULA FOUND
With Martino Cerizza – fragrance creator, Nicola Bianchi – raw materials supplier
The creator of the Autentica di Felsina Bianca perfume will show a few chords that characterize the recipe of the fragrance and the aesthetic choices that have allowed him to renew the attraction of the traditional recipes found by the descendants of the famous perfume from Bologna.
Limited seating, reservations recommended.

* at 3 pm – 3:45 pm | Event Hall | meeting
PROFVMVM ROMA: The courage to be radical
With the participation of Felice Durante, Luciano Durante, Flavia Romana Durante and Paolo Fadelli
An extraordinary example of success in the framework of niche perfumery, the strong point of Profvmvm Roma are its roots sunk in the Eternal City and the hive of the family where it all began and from which it all continues. During the meeting, the audience will relive the story of the passion which became tradition, thanks to the courage to make radical choices and preserve the soul of their creations. Because smells are our memory and memory is the creator of the best fragrances.

* ore 4pm – 4:45 pm | Event Hall | meeting
ANTONIO ALESSANDRIA: Roots and Wings
Meeting with Antonio Alessandria – fragrance creator Antonio Alessandria Parfums
“If the perception of a smell permanently cements the memory of an instant of life, a perfume is a story that evolves in time, in the succession of olfactory photgrams.” And this is exactly how Antonio Alessandria conceives his fragrances, as movies sequences inspired by personal memories and stories about his Sicily. The imagination flies on the wings of perfume, but the roots remain firmly anchored in the land of myths.

* * at 4 pm – 5 pm | Autentica di Felsina Hall | workshop
ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WERE ESSENCES…
With Nicola Bianchi – raw materials supplier
…from the citrus plants of Sicily, prized flowers of France, India and Morocco, to the Oriental spices and the resins from the African colonies. A review of the most characteristic ingredients in a perfumer’s laboratory that for the first time paints the landscape of memories and feelings that Autentica di Felsina evokes today. Limited seating, reservations recommended.

* at 5 pm – 5:45 pm | Events Hall | meeting
SENSIBLE TO SMELLS: the measure smells and their environmental impact
Meeting with Maurizio Benzo – founder of Osmotech
Can a smell be hazardous to your health? Is the perception of a nasty smell subjective or objective? How can we improve the air quality, also in terms of olfactory perception? The founder of the most distinguished Italian company in this field will present the scientific and technological fundamentals that today allow us to analyze, study and measure the impact of odors and their level of appreciation or disturbance. For an aware appreciation of our olfactory landscape.

* * at 5 pm – 6 pm | Smell Atelier hall | workshop
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PERFUME
With Éva-Marie Lind – Aromatologist, sensory perfume designer
Autobiographical Perfume™ is a laboratory designed to guide the participants through the composition of a custom perfume, capable of encasing its story. The chords created by Eva-Marie Lind are based on the natural ingredients bound to the essence tradition in France and Italy. Special emphasis is given to exquisite the neroli oil produced in Liguria by La Vecchia Distilleria.
The workshop is held in English.
Fee for participation € 10. Limited seating, reservations recommended.

Sunday, May 28

ALL OF THE EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT:
Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica, strada Maggiore 34, Bologna

————EXHIBITS———————–
* Museum
DISTILLING LIFE – the image of smells
Photographic exhibition by Roberto Greco
Swiss artist living between Paris and Geneva, Greco immortalizes fragrances with his still-lifes, visually evoking the notes of smell. Greco’s works create a path that accompanies the visitors through the rooms of the Museum.

————PATHS—————————
* Foyer of the event hall
UNDERGROUND: Underground perfumes
Olfactory path among the fragrances of the five finalists for the OSA! Outsider Scents Award. The perfumes crafted by the competitors offer a personal interpretation of the theme “Roots”, which is the topic of the Eighth Edition of Smell Festival.

————MEETING AND WORKSHOP PROGRAM————

* * at 10 am – 10:45 am | Smell Atelier Hall | workshop
FROM THE DEPTHS OF PERFUME
With Beatrice Baccon – herbalist and junior perfumer
A laboratory dedicated to the toughest raw materials in perfume, capable of rooting the fragrance and supporting the olfactory structure, providing a foundation for the highest frequencies. Notes of botanical and animal origin, or created by man, capable of enwrapping, heating, transporting and seducing. Fee for participation € 10. Limited seating, reservations recommended.

* at 11 am – 11:45 am | Autentica di Felsina Hall | meeting
AUTENTICA DI FELSINA: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (repeat)
With Barbara Corazza and Pierpaolo Corazza – founders of AdF
World preview of the fragrance created from the original recipes of “Acqua di Felsina”, a historic perfume from Bologna, found and preserved by the descendants of Livio Grandi, the last producer of this specialty. The rebirth of the perfume is related to the rediscover of a glorious fragment of local history, sentiment and perfume, now protected and promoted by the Autentica di Felsina brand.

* at 11 am – 11:45 am | Events Hall | meeting
THE LEGENDS OF PERFUME: an olfactory story of the great moments of perfumery
With Delphine de Swardt – storyteller. Fragrance composed for the occasion by Dominique Ropion.
Event held in collaboration with NEZ – la revue olfactive
From kyphi to the Queen of Hungary’s Water, through to N° 5, the history of perfumery is steeped in legend. The narrator will retrace the myths of perfumery, from ancient times to modern day, offering the possibility of smelling its monuments, bought back to light by the famous fragrance creator, Dominique Ropion. The conference is held in French with consecutive translation into Italian.

* 12 pm – 12:45 pm | Event Hall | meeting
LIKE RHIZOMES: ten years of perfume and words on the Net
With Marika Vecchiattini – writer and blogger at Bergamotto e Benzoino
2007 – 2017: ten years after beginning one of the most famous and well-loved Italian perfume blogs, the founder of Bergamotto e Benzoino offers an overview on the evolution of the communication of perfume on the Internet. She will discuss how a method has developed to perceive, write and share the passion for fragrances from the initial pioneering experiences of analysis and writing, to the sanctioning of olfactory language and ever more popular sensorial skills.

* * at 1 pm – 1:45 pm | Smell Atelier Hall | workshop
POMADE FROM AN ANCIENT BARBER
With Luigi Cristiano – herbalist and perfumer
This activity centers around the preparation of classic pomade, perfumed with amber lavender based on castor oil and alcoholic infusions. The recipe, inspired by a formula by Paolo Rovesti, is related to the ancient art of Barbering, where, in the back rooms, the master perfumers created new toilet waters, pomades and lotions for true gentlemen. Fee € 10. Limited seating, reservations recommended.

* * at 2 pm – 3 pm | Autentica di Felsina Hall | workshop
FORMULA FOUND (repeat)
With Martino Cerizza – fragrance creator, Nicola Bianchi – raw materials supplier
The creator of the Autentica di Felsina Bianca perfume will show a few chords that characterize the recipe of the fragrance and the aesthetic choices that have allowed him to renew the attraction of the traditional recipes found by the descendants of the famous perfume from Bologna.
Limited seating, reservations recommended.

* at 2 pm – 2:45 pm | Event Halls | meeting
COQUILLETE PARIS: an olfactory convivium
With Rosa Vaia – founder of Coquillete Paris
A brilliant combination of French elegance and Italian savoir-faire comes to life in a collection of fragrances that evoke faraway scenes, smells, and rituals from various cultures along with experiences and dreams. Rosa Vaia invites the audience to enter the fascinating universe of Coquillete Paris, introducing the most emblematic perfumes in the exclusive collection.

* at 3 pm – 3:45 pm | Event Hall | meeting
DFG 1924: a future that comes from the past
With Roberto Dario – fragrance creator and Sara BraidoDFG1924
Roberto Dario speaks about the inspirations that led to the creation of the fragrance of DFG1924 , which casts its nets into the sentimental, familiar history of the figure of Giustino della Favera, producer of Galenic remedies, liquors and fragrances in the province of Treviso. The atmosphere of his laboratory today relives in perfumes inspired by historical recipes, in perfumed waters and fragrances dedicated to the beauty of the area of Treviso and its area. Among these, the city of Asolo, returned to its splendor thanks to olfactory evocations that recall poets, artists and celebrities of the past, kidnapped by the timeless charm of its hundred views.

* 4 pm – 5 pm | Event Hall | meeting
THE PERFUME OF BOLOGNA
With Barbara Corazza and Pierpaolo Corazza – founders of AdF, Lorena Grandi – daughter of Livio Grandi, Giovanni Padovan – owner of Antica Profumeria Al Sacro Cuore
From the grandchildren’s memories of the last producer of the historic fragrance made in Bologna since 1827, to the tales of the people who sold it to the many aficionados of this ancient local prize. During the meeting, a number of generations will discuss and share fragments of affectionate and olfactory memories awoken by the finding of the authentic perfume from Bologna.

* at 4 pm – 4:45 pm | Events Hall | meeting
“OSA! – Outsider Scents Award” AWARD CEREMONY
Ceremony for the awarding of the price dedicated to the best new handcrafted fragrances. The participants are confirmed creators of an olfactory representation of the topic “roots”, chosen for the Eighth edition of the Festival. Devised and promoted in collaboration with La Gardenia nell’Occhiello. A special mention will be assigned to one of the five finalists by Adjiumi, the Italian community of fragrance lovers.

ore 5 pm | Courtyard
SALUTI & BACI
The festival winds up with a toast to the 8th edition of Smell – Festival dell’Festival.
Until we meet again in 2018!