Dutch artists Lernert & Sander, who specialize in works of art that begin with consumer products and branding, have created their own signature and highly inclusive perfume, Everything. Lernert & Sander collected 1,400 sample-sized vials of scents newly released in 2012 and blended them altogether.
While I have not been able to find exactly which perfumes and colognes were used, 2012 was an exciting year for perfumes. A few celebrity examples will suffice: From Lady Gaga’s Fame (which sprays on black and does not smell like blood and semen) to Jon Bon Jovi’s Unplugged for Him (described in one review as “bad medicine indeed!”), celebrities (even non-celeb celebs) all create a designer perfume or cologne at some point). Dita Von Teese’s Femme Totale And Halle Berry’s Closer were often cited as the best celebrity fragrances, and on several lists I consulted Viktor and Rolf Spice Bomb (male) and Amouage Interlude Woman (female) were two of the standouts of 2012. Victoria Secret’s Bombshell Fantasy Fragrance (at $500,000 for a jewel encrusted bottle that is sold with the 2012 fantasy bra) probably did not offer free sample vials.
Lernert and Sander created a large handblown bottle of the shape of the standard perfume sample vial. From March 1st to 9th, the bottle will be showcased at Colette, 213 Rue St-Honoré in Paris. Visitors will have the rare chance to try Everything.