AN HISTORIC GUIDE TO THE AROMATIC APPARITIONS IN LA
Date: Saturday, October 3rd
Time: Kick-off party starts at 5pm
Location: The Institute for Art and Olfaction
932 Chung King Road, LA CA 90012 (map)
GHOULA and the Institute for Art and Olfaction’s Smelly Vials Perfume Club are teaming up to recreate the odors of 13 SMELLY GHOSTS with a unique tour of local locations that are haunted by SMELL.
On October 3rd, 2015, join us for a paranormal party and a self-guided car tour of LA’s aromatic hauntings. Drawing from GHOULA’s extensive research into haunted Los Angeles, Phantosmia is a self-guided tour of the city’s famous and not-so-famous haunts – notable for their paranormal disturbances uniquely driven by scent. From Peg Entwistle’s sweet gardenia perfume floating inexplicably around the Hollywood sign to the phantom smell of Rudolph Valentino’s horse, these ghost smells are sensorial reminders of the lurid, turbulent and baroque history of this City of Angels; where dreams come to be born and – just as often – die terrible, lonely and often painful deaths.
"Ghost Smell Kits" will be available for purchase for $60 (while supplies last), containing thirteen ghostly scents created by The Smelly Viles Perfume Club in 3ml spray bottles (one for each stop on the self-guided tour) and a limited edition fold-out map to the locations with stories related to the hauntings, and a few extra goodies.
As part of the project, guests are invited to visit each location on their own, experience the space with their haunted smells and collect a rubbing from the Phantosmia marker hidden nearby. Guests who visit all thirteen sites (and have the rubbings to prove it!) will be invited to a special blending session at the IAO, where they will be able to explore their own olfactory version of ghostly LA. experience.
Due to USPS regulations we are unable to ship kits – they are only available for pick-up only.
ABOUT THE SMELLY VIALS PERFUME CLUB Smelly Vials Perfume Club (SVPC) is a collaborative perfume club rooted in an ethos of experimentation, knowledge-sharing and a gonzo approach to creativity and learning. SVPC is a program of The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles. More information