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the  Art Scent Museum room ready to be filled

It’s taken most of the month, but the construction is finished.  A new wall, a new floor, lights and an all hand-painted, completely GOLD room has emerged.  Yes, this is what we envisioned all along, to make the room gold.  Some folks looked at us strangely when describing it but this is what we wanted and it really works: the sense of walking into a jewel box all sparkling… or now that it’s done, like walking into Tutankhamen’s tomb, all splendorous.  And somehow a small, windowless room has been transformed to feel remarkably spacious, comfortable and luxurious even without its precious cargo: the perfumes themselves.

DSH sniffing a 1927 ‘raspberry’ stopper from an early bottle of Lanvin “Arpege” in the gold room

The next step is, of course, the display cases.  Soon come.

For now, we’ll enjoy the glorious gold.

{originally published 7.31.11}