Lifelong fragrance fan Lizzie Ostrom, aka Odette Toilette has for the past six years been changing the way we think about scent through her cult events. Ranging from sniffable history talks to perfumed tours of art galleries, Lizzie brings an intelligence and sense of fun to discovering the sense of smell. As part of the Chelsea Fringe, Lizzie Ostrom will be giving a talk on 20th century perfume and the simulation of nature.
Lizzie has created experiences for brands including Ruinart Champagne, Fornasetti, Aesop, COS, and Peroni. She’s spoken at cultural institutions including a Greek perfume symposium at The British Museum and the Scent of Space with the Royal Observatory Greenwich, as well as events with The Wellcome Collection, The Natural History Museum, Somerset House, and the Museum of London. Last summer she was one of the team for the Tate Sensorium, which invited visitors to taste, smell, touch and hear artworks in a dedicated exhibition. Lizzie frequently appears in broadcast media as a commentator on the industry. She writes a monthly perfume column for The Pool and is the author of the critically-acclaimed ‘Perfume: Century of Scents’, which will be available to purchase from Town House in June.