Rosapark and Thalys Present ‘Scents of the City’


By christinewatson / / ‘Scents of the City’ was a temporary installation set up in a Brussels art gallery – 752 tubes containing 16 unique fragrances from Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Copenhagen. The scents, which included “A Real French Breakfast”, the aroma of a buttered tartine in a Parisian café, “Latexxx”, the latex odor from the Sex Museum in Amsterdam, or the more poetic “Moments after Mass”, the blended scent of the Cologne cathedral…visitors were able to walk around the colorful display, hung from the ceiling like a chandelier. Circling around, they could explore the different scents, which were identified on large wall maps. The temporary exhibit was preceded by a soft launch in Paris earlier this year, and will continue with a film, which follows an adventurer as he travels to the different cities. The film will be aired in the 4 countries represented in the exhibit during the 2nd half of May, all for French train company Thalys.