2pm - 4.30pm
Take a step into the extraordinary and little-known world of scent as we welcome leading designers, Design In Scent to The Kennels.
Gemma Hopkins will draw you into the science, history and magic of our sense of smell as she blends quantum physics, indigenous wisdom, evolution, politics, ancient elixirs and modern perfumery. Using a series of unusual experiments, Gemma will open your nose and your mind as the connections between smell, emotion and memory are revealed, heightening your sensitivity to the world around you.
Journeying back in time, you will smell an array of historical aromatic formulas, learn of their rich stories and explore the methods by which fragrance is prepared. Returning to the present day, Gemma will impart knowledge of the modern perfume industry from 'smell cameras' to a pheromone fragrance molecule, with interesting scents to explore along the way. As an invitation to connect with the joy and meaning of Christmas, you will then formulate your own festive fragrance. Taking inspiration from the more creative ways scent was used historically, your finished fragrance will be made into a reed diffuser to scent your home, a miniature spray for Christmas cards and used to scent decorative pine cones.
£95 per person, includes 100ml bespoke scent reed diffuser to take home