Ephemera presents olfactory compositions based on musical resonances and reverberations. The nose behind the project is Berlin-based Geza Schoen, known for the groundbreaking Escentric Molecules series as well as various avant-garde/conceptual scents.
In the first phase of the project, three musicians – Ben Frost, Tim Hecker, and Steve Goodman (aka Kode9) – created raw sonic material which Schoen then reinterpreted to create three different scents: Noise, Drone and Bass. These scents and sounds are now used in an installation environment, and also encapsulated as unique perfumes.
The Fragrance: NOISE
Synthe screeches of jitterbugging metal and heat imbue the atmosphere with a kind of psychic tremor. Hyper-connected, daring and tight, Noise is a wild ride through life at fast-forward. Utterly invigorating, it raises our eye level; leap up!
Geza Schoen created the scent representing Noise inspired by way of Ben Frost’s deepest recesses of olfactory memories: catholic church holidays, Australian bushfire, moisture, and insect drones, among other stimuli. Those ideas Schoen connected with aldehydes, ozone, black pepper, saffron, and labdanum, to name a few.
A 30ml bottle of Noise EDP is available in a limited edition series with box handmade in Krakow. The box contains a code, to download digital versions of the Bass, Noise and Drone tracks that inspired Geza Schoen’s creations.
Aldehydes, Ozone, Black Pepper, Magnolia, Orchid, Saffron, Amber, Labdanum, Leather, Cedarwood