Smells have a powerful ability to evoke a specificÂ memory. The National Museum and Je t’aime Perfumery have played with this fact to create 12 unique scents toÂ display in Singapura: 700, an exhibition showcasing an olfactory translation of Singapore’s history. Conceived by Prachi Garg, founder of Je t’aime Perfumery and an olfactory artist, the 12 scents symbolize a different era in aÂ 700-year period of Singapore’s history, rangingÂ from a musky Ancient Singapore to a fruity Independent Singapore. The scents will be on display throughout National Museum from April 17 to May 18, coinciding with Singapore HeritageFest.
Don’t quite agree with Prachi’s interpretation of Singapore? She’ll give museum-goers a way to express their idea of what scents represent Singapore in a one-time PerfumeÂ Workshop held on May 2. The workshop will cover the techniques of perfume making, and Prachi herself will guide participants in creating their own unique Scent of the Nation, which they’llÂ take home in a 75-milliliter bottle. Tickets for this event are on sale on Sistic.
For more information, visit National Museum.Â