Classes & Lectures


I’ve been offering classes and lectures about fragrance and culture since 2015. My approach is inter-disciplinary and multi-sensory, combining perfume history, art history, and popular culture.

If you’d like to talk about hosting an event at your own business or organization, just get in touch!


“Scent, Style, and Culture: Five Iconic Fragrances of the 20th Century,” Somerset County Library, North Plainfield Memorial Branch, New Jersey, March 21, 2020    [Postponed…I’ll update when we’ve rescheduled it!]


Art History in Perfume Advertising: Pleasures, Taboos, Magic,” Brooklyn Brainery online, April 30, 2020

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

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

Scentennial: Two Iconic Perfumes of 1919,” Brooklyn Brainery, September 5, 2019 and December 5, 2019

Frida’s Fragrance: Art, Scent, Persona,” Think Olio, July 25, 2019

Perfume 101: Fragrance Basics,” Brooklyn Brainery, July 11, 2019

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

Sensual Scents and Romantic Aromas,” Brooklyn Brainery, February 5, 2019

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

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

“Show and Smell,” Brooklyn Brainery, October 11, 2018; November 29, 2018

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

“Sensual Scents: Olfaction and Attraction,” Brooklyn Brainery, Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

“Perfume 101: Fragrance Basics,” Brooklyn Brainery, various dates 2016-2018

“8 Iconic Perfumes,” Brooklyn Brainery, various dates 2016-2018

“10 Iconic Perfume Bottles: Culture and Design,” various dates, Brooklyn Brainery, 2015-2017

The Macallan Edition no. 3, scent exploration table for New York product launch, September 2017 (a multi-sensory promotional event)

“Pleasures, Taboos, Magic: Art and Perfume Advertising,” Think Olio, NYC, July 19, 2017

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

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