Perfume Bottles | 2015 | Optical Crystal & Silver
The ‘Aura’ perfume bottles are inspired by the characteristics of Complex Partial Seizures, a form of Epilepsy. Aura describes the nostalgia-like sensation perceived by the individual prior to a seizure, each piece individually named after the three symptoms experienced interim and post seizure. ‘Aphasia’ describes language impairment, ‘Phantosmia’ an olfactory hallucination which is distinctive to the individual and ‘Amnesia’ the loss of memory post seizure.
Fragmented memories are expressed through the broken up vision of the bottles, while the sharp stoppers hold subtle grey wisps of colour visually emitting the sense of nostalgia. Each bottle features a silver perfume dabber that screws into the bottom of the stopper which can be used or removed as desired.