Making your own perfume is as exciting as it sounds. Imagine a huge table in front of you with simple instructions given. Three-four steps and boom! I felt like such an alchemist creating the perfect smell, especially organised by the Bombay Perfumery. But I felt elevated when I heard the poetry excerpts by celebrated modern day poet Karun Ezara Parikh. We paused to embrace the lost love of poetry reading while watching the performance art work around followed by retail therapy time by likeminded brands such as Shift, Misho Designs and PureEarth.
(Karun Ezara Parikh)
This hour of poetry, perfumery and interpretations of fragrance through art was an amalgamation of smell (perfume), sound (poetry), visuals (photography by Rishabh Badoni) and touch (painting and making your own perfume) was weaved together by Anahita Kayan at The Space at 9/2, 54 Chowringhee Kolkata. The Creative Circus introduces Bombay Perfumery to Kolkata on this special event of Elevating Everyday - Finding the extra ordinary in the ordinary. A hand-selected guest list of fashion and design influencers across the city were invited to personally discover the extraordinary power of poetry and fragrance via simple visual and lyrical interpretations. Visual artist Rishabh showcased his portaits by concealing the most important subject of portraits - faces. BlabberCat spoke to Shift fashion designer Nimish Shah who spoke of classic fits and represented a state of mind from Mumbai. Perfume entrepreneur Manan Gandhi interpreted everyday chances into fragrances and reminded us the beauty of everyday ingredients.
(L-R: Manan Gandhi of Bombay Perumery, and Richa Kanoi and Megha Agarwal of The Creative Circus)
Art is not for intellectual snobs, poetry can still pierce through our thick skin, fashion represents your etiquette and not your earning. We are a generation of advanced vision executed with traditional values. And this is essence was extraordinarily felt at this event curated by host Anahita Kayan. As her invite truly stated "Like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat, art is something you pull out of nothing."