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UCLA's Hammer Museum isn't just a hub for some of the city's most incredibly curated visual art exhibitions (its current Black Mountain College show is def on our list of rad, inspirational things so see ASAP); the all-around cultural center also regularly shines a light on alternate forms of art to stimulate other senses. Case in point: the upcoming AIX Scent Fair, a three-day ode to artisan, experimental fragrance.
You don't have to tell us that finding a signature scent is form of art all its own, so we're definitely anticipating the scent fair, which is co-presented by Luckyscent/Scent Bar and The Institute for Art and Olfaction. Activities including a scent lab guided by perfumer Persephenie Lea, an experimental perfumery workshop, and a showcase of fragrance makers—including LA's own Dasein, Maison Anonyme, Manifest Destiny, L'Oeil du Vert, and more—begin Friday, May 6th with an inaugural panel discussion (7pm) featuring "smell scientist" Dr. Avery Gilbert, virtual reality innovator Jacquelyn Ford Morie, and journalist Chandler Burr, and will be capped off Sunday, May 8th with an appearance by Studio Cue's founder Keiko Matsuo, whose GOLDA line of products is available in the Hammer's gift shop.
For the full list of activities, view the schedule here and start planning your olfactory adventure.