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!


Skin and Bones: Spooky Perfume Ads.” The Institute for Art and Olfaction (online). October 28, 2021, 9 PM EST.

No. 5: A Scentennial.” The Institute for Art and Olfaction (online). November 10, 2021, 9 PM EST.

…stay tuned for updates!…more coming this fall.


Brooklyn Museum

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 (online)

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

Scent and Style of the Disco Era” (online), June 3, 2021

Scentennial: Chanel No. 5” (online), April 21, 2021

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

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