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Something wonderful happened a few weeks ago, during the Open Studios event we had at the beginning of the month.  A delightful woman who was looking at paintings at the studio fell in love with the ArtScent Museum and decided to donate her late mom’s perfumes to us.  Of course, we were thrilled as there is always a treasure in the box, among many usual bottles / perfumes that are easy to procure, to help complete our collections or create a point of interest for a theme show.  This particular donation was filled with incredible “preciouses”.  {Yes, that’s a Lord of the Rings reference and it’s how we all feel about each bottle, sample and decant we catalogue.  Each one is true love for one reason or another}.  Exciting isn’t the word to describe the delving into a donation box… JOY is, I think.

You know I felt the need to share some of the treasures. And make some “art shots”, too.  ENJOY~

fabulous vintage Chanel no.5 Eau de Toilette {still sealed}
a great assortment of Lanvin’s Arpege {even a vintage decant!}
micro mini of Le Galion’s Bourrasque {art shot}
I just LOVE this delightful insert. A gem.
Vintage Chanel No.5 Extrait

Gratitude is another word, too.  The one we feel towards our benefactors, large and small.  Thank you.

{originally published 10.31.12}


at long last :: our first mini show: Francois Coty early works

As many have noticed as they started following our progress back in July of last year, no one has heard from us in quite awhile.  Much has happened in the progress of developing the Museum, from happily having our display cases arrive and be installed to considering what we will show first.  While the official launch and opening of the Museum is set now for next year, we have decided to mount a small *preview show* to coincide with Boulder Open Studios and the fact that the Essense Studio will be open to show all of Dawn’s paintings, gem art works (jewelry) and of course her multi-sensory aroma art pieces.

We are so happy to announce the first showing of “Francois Coty: Early Works” starting October 6, 2012.  This isn’t the full compliment of Coty works in the museum’s collection but they are some of our favorites.  We’ll have a complete Coty show in the future but for now we are thrilled to have these beauties on display.  We heartily invite everyone who will be in the Boulder, Colorado area to come and visit us.  Here are some of my favorite pieces (but not all…) in the show:

Blessings to all who helped make this dream a reality.  ox               {there is more to come}

{originally published 10.2.12}