Everything has a smell.
If it's not something - a perfume, a scent - found in nature, someone created it in a laboratory. The sense of smell is undoubtedly the most hidden, intimate and profound of our senses, but also the most neglected one, yet literature has given us immense masterpieces on the subject, from Marcel Proust to Charles Baudelaire, from Italo Calvino to the biblical Song of Songs, perhaps the oldest text on the subject.
The theme of perfume certainly fascinates and intrigues, and of all that "perfume" means you never know enough; when a conversation is focusing on this topic, in any context, an impalpable world magically opens up and suddenly everyone has a memory linked to the smell, even those who do not use perfume. Memories that forcefully return to the nose, often accompanied by clear and precise images of a place, of a person. This is in fact the smell, it has an indefinable and at the same time irrepressible power.
On 14 and 15 May 2022, at the Castello della Mandria in Venaria Reale, the Rose Festival, two days of meetings, workshops, walks and discoveries in the world of perfume and its secrets.
The cultural association Per Fumum, was created with the aim of proposing to lovers of artistic perfumery, and to those who want to approach it, a series of events dedicated to the culture of scent.
Associazione Per Fumum Torino