The scents landed on the wrong part of my brain

Maybe it was just me, but the scents landed on the wrong part of my brain, knocking on reason’s door. Scriabin leaves you with enough questions as it is, and here were more. Salonen’s and Thibaudet’s sensational performance of “Prometheus” — transparent, nuanced and colorful — had no need for further tickling the senses.

— From a review of the San Francisco Symphony’s production of  Scriabin’s “Prometheus, The Poem of Fire,” scented by perfumer Mathilde Laurent. Read more in Symphony, scents in San Francisco: Does adding smells to performance make sense? at The Los Angeles Times.


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