SMELL LIKE A MASTERPIECE
The Louvre Museum has commissioned perfumes based on some of its most iconic masterpieces.
The Lourve has teamed up with two of France's top "noses" Ramdane Touhami and Victoire de Taillac, founders of France's most prestigious perfume company Officine Universelle Buly, to create fragrances based on eight of the museums most famous works of art.
To create the scents Touhami and de Taillac, reached out to eight French perfumers who they tasked with selecting a work from the Louvre’s vast collection and transforming it into a perfume. According to Brown, the eight scent specialists—identified as: Emilie Veyretout as Daniela Andrier, Aliénor Massenet, Annick Menardo, Sidonie Lancesseur, Jean-Christophe Hérault, Domitille Michalon Bertier, Delphine Lebeau and Dorothée Piot—ultimately chose the following masterpieces:
Venus de Milo, Winged, Victory of Samothrace , La Baigneuse, Grande Odalisque, The Bolt , Joseph the Carpenter, Conversation in a Park.
Museum spokesman Adel Ziane said the idea of the perfumes was "to help wake all the senses of visitors as they view the work at the Louvre
The scents will be on sale at a store near the Louvre from July 3rd through January 2020.