I’ve been offering classes and lectures about fragrance since 2015 through venues including the Institute for Art & Olfaction, the Brooklyn Museum, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Brooklyn Brainery, and public libraries in New Jersey and New York. My approach is inter-disciplinary and multi-sensory, combining perfume history, art history, and popular culture.

If you’d like to talk about hosting a lecture or class for your own organization/workplace/library, just get in touch!

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Scent Tour: Mugler’s Perfume Universe.” February 3, March 3, April 6, and May 2, 2023 (same tour, four different dates). Brooklyn Museum.

Art and Aroma at the Met: Perfume and France in the 1700s.” May 20, 2023. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 


Brooklyn Museum

Scent Tour: Faith, Fragrance, and Andy Warhol,” April 21, May 5, and June 9, 2022 (same event, three different dates)

Scent Tour: Fragrance, Fashion, and Dior,” January 19 and February 2, 2022

Making Scents of Studio 54” (online), October 7, 2020

Five Moments of Art and Scent,” October 17, 2019

Frida Kahlo: A Perfumed Portrait,” April 4, April 18, and April 25, 2019

The Institute for Art and Olfaction 

Skin and Bones: Spooky Perfume Ads” (online), October 28, 2021

No. 5: A ‘Scentennial’ Look Back” (online), May 5, 2021 and November 10, 2021

Framing Fragrance: Art History in Perfume Ads” (online), January 28, 2021

Iconic Perfume Bottles: Scent, Art, and Culture” (online), November 19, 2020

Brooklyn Brainery

Sensual Scents,” February 10, 2023 (onsite)

Scent and Style of the Disco Era.”, June 3, 2021 (online) and August 25, 2022 (in-person)

Scentennial: Chanel No. 5” April 21, 2021 (online) and December 2, 2021 (onsite)

Scentennial: Two Iconic Perfumes of 1919,” 2019

“8 Iconic Perfumes,” various dates 2016-2018

“Perfume 101: Fragrance Basics,” various dates 2016-2021

Think Olio

“Classic Perfumes That Defined Their Eras, Part Two: 1950-2000,” Think Olio at Chandelier Creative, NYC, January 19, 2017

“Classic Perfumes That Defined Their Eras, Part One: 1900-1950,” Think Olio at Chandelier Creative, NYC, November 10, 2016

Other Venues

Perfumed Gloves and Jasmine Fields: How France Become a Fragrance Capital.” Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, January 22, 2023

Aphrodite’s Aromas,” Society for the Advancement of Social Studies at Caveat NYC, February 10, 2020

The Art and Style of an Iconic Perfume: Guerlain Shalimar,” Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, January 10, 2019

“Iconic Fragrances: Scent and Style,” Hamilton Lectures, Thursday, July 19, 2018

“Sensual Scents and Romantic Aromas,” The Lucky HoneyBee Studio, Jersey City, February 3, 2018

The Macallan Edition no. 3, scent exploration table for New York product launch, September 2017

…and multiple topics at public libraries in New York and New Jersey.

Panel Discussions

“Painting with Words,” panel discussion organized by The Perfumed Plume, Society of Illustrators, New York, November 7, 2018