Christophe Laudamiel

Christophe Laudamiel is a perfumer, scent composer, lecturer, performer, writer, Osmocurator™ and trained chemist who has created fragrances for Houses such as Estée Lauder, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Tom Ford, Clinique, Michael Kors, Humiecki & Graef, Nest, and Abercrombie & Fitch. He is Master Perfumer at DreamAir LLC, a unique enterprise in bespoke fragrances. With colleague Christoph Hornetz, he has designed Air Sculpture® scents for such places as the Langham Place Fifth Avenue Hotel, Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani (select locations worldwide), Visionnaire (Italy), Babochka (St Petersburg) and Azul by moussy (Japan).

Christophe authored and managed the 30+ scents for the first Scent Opera (Guggenheim Museums, New York and Bilbao, 2009). In 2010, he co-created controversial yet permanent scents for Garden of Addiction at the Grasse Perfume Museum. He was the creator of the first-ever solo show devoted to olfactory art in a main street gallery in Manhattan: Phantosmia…all but the smell. 7 artistic scent installations (Dillon Gallery, 2012), 3 of which became Curator’s Choice at Art Miami 2012, followed by Iconosms in 2013. To note are also his scent-track for Perfume (by Patrick Süskind, for Thierry Mugler), Air Sculpture® designs and workshops for the WEF in Davos, an Elton John candle, the Jason Wu Orchid Rain candle, Orchidelirium for the Royal Botanical Gardens (London), and the first olfactory retrospective (1957-2012) at the EU Parliament (Brussels). He recently installed 2 self-alternating scents for the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Biennale and 5 Air Sculptures at the US Pavillion, Venice Architecture Biennale 2014.

Avant-gardist, he has given keynote speeches at renowned institutions such as Harvard and Columbia Universities, the French Embassies, the University of the Arts in Berlin. He is the first and only perfumer to have scents formally archived (at Harvard University and at the International Grasse Perfume Museum) and has founded the not-for-profit Academy of Perfumery in the USA. He has contributed several unique chapters to reference books in the industry and regularly collaborates with scholars, artists and renowned chef Heston Blumenthal. Christophe is known for his pioneering work across fragrant applications, leaving behind a trail of patents, new technologies and, of course, unforgettable signature scents.