Scented artists book, 2015. Box covered in off-white handmade paper. Title and author printed in dark blue on cover. Handmade paper nano-capsules of fragrance, six original smells in 5ml vials. In Portugese and English. Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist. Center's copy is # 40.
"The fragrances inserted into this book have their origin in texts by six writers, created from the memory of a forgotten smell in shards of wineglasses. For the development of this work, Josely Carvalho had the indispensible collaboration of Givaudan do Brasil, with whom she created the scents for this artwork: Affection, Pleasure. Emptiness, Absence, Illusion and Persistence. The book cover exudes the fragrance Glass, developed by Nadege Le Garlantezec, perfumer at Givaudan, Paris. This essence is trapped in volatile molecules inside the fibers of the handmade paper, produced by Therese Hoffman. The insertion of the nano-capsules preserves the scent and ensures that it emanates slowly when touched. the book also contains seven photographs, part of a series that Josely Carvalho has devised as representations of her longtime collection of broken wineglasses, transmuted into fantasy scenarios"--Colophon