MATERIALS FLIGHTS are Chronotope’s answer to the question, “What’s in my perfume?”
The following five Materials Flights are currently available. Each will contain between five and seven unique materials in individual half-milliliter vials differentiated by colored dot stickers along with a set of mini pipettes, and materials will be unadulterated save their dilution to IFRA-approved levels in perfumer’s alcohol:
- Animalic Musks
- Synthetic Musks
Each Flight purchased guarantees admission to a Flight Salon—a one-and-a-half to two-hour-long “smell and tell” held via Zoom with Carter (me), Chrontope’s founder and nose, during which time we’ll sniff the materials and discuss them in-depth beginning with their smell, and then we’ll cover a range of matter regarding the materials—their chemical composition; the material’s effects on the health and wellbeing of wearers, the farmers who grow and/or harvest the materials, those responsible for processing the material, and, in this case (since one of the Flights will cover animalic musks), the wellbeing of any animals and hunters, trappers, and keepers implicated in the material’s production. We’ll also cover the material’s global supply chain implications; its environmental impact; and its limitations for use within perfumery per international and local regulations.