Fragile Unknown – The scent of Jewellery /Part V
The scent of jewellery – a collection from 2008 to 2011
Above all, I try to find some new approach to research and experiment between different areas.
Usually, I think about the connection between scent and jewellery. How much does smell influence our life and our sympathies to others, our thinking and our emotions?
In other words, wearing perfume will be like wearing jewellery. I have impregnated wooden pieces with a mixture of ethereal oils and bee-wax to make a new dimension and an experience which has his origin in Pomander (or musk apple). The relation between jewellery and perfume is especially close.
In the middle Ages, the ladies and lords of the Provence carried small pendants filled with musk or amber called “Pomander “. Magic forces were ascribed to this pendants and it is said that they protected its bearer.
During pestilence, pomander was worn as a protection against infections, or merely as a useful article to soothe bad smells.
Ceremonies, Amulets, Perfumes
To reassert tribal needs and memories
You can see the jewel
But if you close your eyes
You can “only” smell it
Smells like sweet moschus
Emotion is a memory of scent
Scent is a memory of emotion
Intimacy is both the ability and the choice to be close, loving and vulnerable. It requires identity development. You have to know yourself and your inner self in order to share your self with another. Knowing yourself makes it possible to stand for yourself without taking over the other or losing yourself to the other. Intimacy is present in the scent of jewellery. The scent of everyone is very personal and intimate.