The Museum of Arts and Design will host The Art of Scent: 1889-2011, an exhibit curated by Chandler Burr, in November of next year.
The exhibit will feature "more than a dozen perfumes that have helped to define the lucrative aroma industry", including Guerlain Jicky, Chanel No. 5 and Robert Piguet Fracas. The focus will be on the scents themselves, without their packaging or other branding clues; the minimalist exhibit area was designed by architect Toshiko Mori (some of you may remember that she participated in the Headspace conference earlier this year as an "accidental perfumer").
Read more at Museum of Arts and Design Show Will Linger in the Air at the New York Times.