December 1, 2023


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Photographer Lea Colombo results in experimental perfume

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Photographer Lea Colombo results in experimental perfume

The famed fashion photographer launches two new fragrences 111hz and 222hz to alongside the opening of her first self-curated exhibition, Colours of My Entire body

This September, Lea Colombo unveils Colors of My Body a multi-media exhibition for which the youthful photographer, greatest known for her color saturated manner photographs, turns the lens back on herself.

Opening at SPACEBY in Cape Town and Terminal 27 in Los Angeles, Colors is ‘a study of [Colombo’s] relationship to consciousness’ with pictures, paintings, collages, video clip-instillations and sculptures, that sees the artist takes advantage of her mastery of colour to investigate her fascination in religious energies and auras. 

Picture from Lea Colombo’s Colors of My Human body

Alongside the opening, Colombo will debut her to start with at any time fragrances. The two scents have been produced in collaboration with Folie À Plusieurs, the conceptual perfume residence that has earlier worked with experimental musicians and higher-profile artists like Issac Julien. They will, as Colombo describes it, ‘explore our partnership with self, the balancing of masculine and female that are reached in the course of action of individuation.’ 

111hz is the ‘feminine’ scent and affiliated with the colour eco-friendly. It has been designed by perfumer David Chieze with elemi (a resin with anti-inflammatory properties) tarragon, basil, lavender, sage, and frankincense. Whilst 222hz is the ’masculine’ scent connected with the color crimson. Its fragrance profile, designed by perfumer Mark Buxton, includes Immortelle Complete (a hay-like scent), Geranium, Lemon, Oakwood, Rose, Ginger, Amber, and Cedar. 

111hz and 222hz have been created as portion of Folie À Plusieurs ‘olfactive diaries.’ For the series, artists are invited to retain a diary above a couple days, noting down their inner thoughts, internal feelings, situations at that time period of time. All those entries then applied as the inspiration for a new Folie perfume, that tries to capture the atmosphere of the artist’s daily life through scent. 

As Folie À Plusieurs’ founder, Kaya Sorhaindo, describes the encounter of operating with Colombo ‘we requested Lea for 11 days to write a diary. All through this period of time of time she would share with us certain thoughts she experienced.’

‘This came equally in the form of textual content, drawings and images. Through this time period she was currently discovering colors in a way that corresponded to an emotion, vibrational electricity or emotion she had each individual day.’ 

‘She was in the system of producing Colours of My Overall body, which was awesome. As the tips were being forming, and the work was staying produced, and her olfactive journal was currently being crammed, just about every working day the fragrances were slowly but surely taking shape in the history in parallel. So in the end, they emerged from the similar position, the identical emotions, same vibrational electrical power and time of the artworks.’

Colombo’s fragrances are not the initial to derive inspiration from wellness philosophies and ‘energetic healing.’ Vyrao, a fragrance brand that introduced previously this year and which Colombo established a photo challenge for, has taken a comparable solution by infusing their fragrances with flower solutions and healing crystals.

Both equally jobs discuss to a new trend for sensory-primarily based wellness with mediums like audio escapism or aromatherapy, predicted to garner higher attractiveness as forms of self-treatment. 222hz and 111hz will be accessible from Folie À Plusieurs internet site adhering to the opening of Colors of My Body this September. § | Newsphere by AF themes.