21. May 2009 · 5 comments · Categories: News, Opera

But I guess this particular opera can’t:

Mr. Laudamiel, a French fragrance designer who has created perfumes for Clinique, Estée Lauder, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors, is collaborating on a “scent opera,” a new performance art that pairs music with a carefully orchestrated sequence of smells, some pleasant and some real stinkers. The opera, titled “Green Aria,” will test the boundaries of scent art when it opens at the Guggenheim Museum in New York May 31.



  1. Occasionally in the AZ Opera we get that stinky dry ice fog that rolls down into the pit. Bleagh! A lungful of that tastes terrible!

  2. I know this sounds crazy, but I actually LIKE that smell! I don’t know anyone else in the pit who does, though. We get it every year for Nutcracker.

  3. Is the “eew” for me or for the opera? Or both?! 😉

  4. Well, um…both, actually. Though I think I’d take the momentary smell of the Nutcracker fog over an entire opera of assault on my nasal passages. Now a wine-tasting opera, that has possibilities, don’t you think?