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EVENT RECAP: WOODLOT + HERE THERE SENSORY CINEMA

Woodlot Sensory Cinema - Romeo + Juliet
Photo credit: Alison Boulier

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to collaborate with our friends at Here There for a Sensory Cinema screening of Baz Luhrmann's 1996 interpretation of Romeo + Juliet.

Ken Tsui and Lizzy Karp, the duo behind Here There, are known for hosting special, one of a kind experiences in Vancouver.

Typically, when Here There hosts Sensory Cinema, they partner with a local chef who themes specific food to specific scenes. But for our collaboration, the menu for Romeo + Juliet centered around all things olfactory.

Before the film began, each guest received a box with six scents: some perfume vials, some mists. This way guests could enjoy the scents during the cinema experience, but also take them to enjoy and blend with existing scents at home.

Alison Boulier Photography
Photo credit: Alison Boulier

The Woodlot Romeo + Juliet Sensory Cinema menu paired six scents with six scenes:

Tybalt’s Clove Cigarette

To create a smoky musky perfume oil to match Tybalt's crackling kretek, we blended clove and vetiver essential oils in jojoba oil. 

Enter Romeo

When Romeo first saunters onscreen to brood along Verona Beach, our guests breathed in a dead sea salt mist scented with black pepper, and eucalyptus essential oil to match the cool, oceanside setting.

Enter Juliet

For Juliet's first scene at her home, we created a floral mist blended with rose hydrosol, rose, and geranium essential oil.

Mercutio + Fireworks

We felt this scene deserved a musky, sweaty blend reminiscent of a long evening of dancing the night away.

A Vial from the Priest

We blended eucalyptus and frankincense essential oil to bring to mind the calamitous sleeping potion that sets the star-crossed lovers' tragic end in motion.

Juliet’s Tomb

To create a floral scent fit for grieving, we blended rose, black pepper + rosewood essential oils.

Alison Boulier Photography
Photo credit: Alison Boulier

This experience really took us out of our comfort zone, and challenged us to work with new ingredient blends. In the end, we're so happy with how the night turned out, and we can't wait for the next occasion to push our boundaries and have fun with new scents. 'Til then... 

Keep it real,
xoxo Sonia

Alison Boulier Photography
Photo credit: Alison Boulier

Alison Boulier Photography
Photo credit: Alison Boulier

Alison Boulier Photography
Photo credit: Alison Boulier




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