The 2022 Vintage Projects

The Per Fumum Endowment Fund is pleased to introduce you the new projects that have started this September.

For the rolling year 2022-23, the Per Fumum Endowment Fund is committed to four new projects. 

First of all, we are supporting research and contemporary creation in relation to perfume thanks to a conference organized by Émilie Bonnard and Anne-Charlotte Baudequin. This symposium will take place from 5 to 7 October at the Jean-Jaurès University in Toulouse, but will also be accessible from a distance. The aim is to explore the possibilities of creation-research in olfaction. 

In science, olfaction remains central to two projects that we are supporting this project season.

The first one is the CLIO project – Understanding Olfactory Pleasure – an interdisciplinary approach aims to better understand how genetics and physiological and socio-cognitive factors contribute to the construction of olfactory pleasure. This project is led by Moustafa Bensafi – director of research at the CNRS in Lyon – and Denis Pierron – CNRS researcher at the Évolution et Santé Orale laboratory at the Université Paul-Sabatier Toulouse III.

The second project is the renewal of our partnership with the Pasteur Institute for the fourth consecutive year, in order to continue the study of olfactory and cognitive disorders caused this time by a pathogen other than the coronavirus.

Loyal to its mission to build and preserve french’s olfactory heritage, our endowment fund is committed to the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF).

The exploration of its archives aims at constituting an unpublished inventory and at conducting a study of these documents related to perfume and perfumery from 1900 to the present day. 

Finally, the Heritage(s) saga continues with two new perfumers’ testimonies to be discovered soon.

We invite you to follow all these projects on our website www.fondsperfumum.org and their news on our Instagram @fondsperfumum

Also, don’t miss the opportunity to support the Per Fumum Endowment Fund in its missions by making a donation. All the answers to your questions via jesuisdonateur@fondsperfumum.org.

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