Sensory deprivation stations? Check. Scented videos? Check. Sephora gift card? Check, check check! The Sensorium: A Journey Through Lucid Dreams From the Sensory World is definitely not your average exhibit!
Set up adjacent to the Meatpacking’s Sephora store, the interactive exhibit is divided into three separate sections, each designed to deliver a never-before-experienced sensory journey, for fragrance buffs, or the simply curious. Created in collaboration with Ferminich, a Switzerland-based fragrance house, the scent-sational journey begins with a brief history and visual timeline behind fragrance and perfumes. Participants are then brought to a sensory deprivation station, where the real fun begins!
One’s sense of smell is briefly interrupted only to have it re-introduced as the First Scent segment commences and participants re-connect with their olfactory functions. The result is a much more heightened sense of smell and keen awareness towards fragrance in general, but it doesn’t end there! In this next phase of the exhibit, fragrances are used to illicit specific sights, sounds and feelings....think the scent of a warm hug, waves crashing on a sandy beach, a star-filled midnight sky, or even Sunday brunch!