Tarot for Perfumers

Poets love to use the tarot as an aesthetic tool for delving into mythic characters, settings, and tone. All of these functions translate beautifully into the praxis of perfume exploration, creation, and problem solving. In this online talk, J.W. Dotson, MD explores how tarot card readers, perfumers, and other creatives can respond directly to the imagery of the cards without the need for rote memorization of card meanings. He will provide an overview of the history of how several tarot authorities have assigned fragrance correspondences to the Major Arcana cards. This talk was given on April 20, online, with the Institute for Art and Olfaction.