Nothing 2 See | Breaking Free & The Scent of Escape

Breaking Free with Nature’s Relentless Escape Artist What is fragrance? A seemingly simple question, which of course, comes with a not so simple answer. Thanks to a litany of tangential meanings applied to fragrance throughout human history, attempting to decisively answer that very question has become a bit of a Sisyphean task. That’s because at its fundamental …more…

Fragrance: The Original Disruptive Art?

Smelling Dasic Fernandez

Street art, graffiti, urban art… this unapologetically disruptive art form goes by many names. Regardless of preferred word (or underlying philosophical beliefs), all terms refer to a disruptive force in action. The desire to disrupt guides the artist from the initial conception stages all the way to installation, a fact …more…

Asphalt Rainbow & Street Art Techniques: Stencil Gallery

Stencil Crying Boy Lego Carroll Gardens

Banksy, Jef Aerosol, Icy and Sot… these are just some of the names spraying beautiful outdoor stencil art all around the globe. For those of you who already following Charenton Macerations on Instagram (@cm_fragrance), you know that over the last few years I have been documenting and shooting street art everywhere I have …more…

Asphalt Rainbow & Street Art Techniques: Stencils

Part Two in the Asphalt Rainbow series on Street Art Technique & Olfaction takes a closer look at stencil art and the process of translating stencil design into fragrance. Often credited as the earliest known form of public art (the infamous handprints as stencils on cave walls), stencils today continue to have an important …more…

Asphalt Rainbow: Why Fragrance & Street Art

“Art must serve a cause; not a military cause, or political, but a social cause.” – Blek le Rat Since the very beginning of the Asphalt Rainbow project, I have been quite adamant that the purpose of this particular experiment is not to simply add a fragrance component to a street …more…

Asphalt Rainbow & Street Art Techniques: Subtraction

“Your incompleteness completes me” Asphalt Rainbow is a fragrance born from a fascination with masterful techniques deployed in street art production. There is so much beauty in how a skilled bomber possesses this expert ability to take the simplest everyday things and turn them on their heads – doing so through careful manipulation of an object’s preexisting …more…