September '21 - March '22

Francesca Nicchiotti

AromaLab Assistant


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I'm Francesca and I'm going to be an intern for the AromaLab section at Mediamatic.

I'm a graduand of the University of Pisa; my studies concern chemical quality control of herbal products and health sciences. Thus I want to bring a more scientific and experimental approach to the aromaLab project while learning as much as possible from the artistic yet conscious Frank Bloem and Niklaus Mettler's approach to the smell world.

My passion for scents has strengthened with time. I realized that although people communicate with words since the metaphoric building of the Babel tower, translation is betrayal. I've always wanted to find a way to link people and I think that scents can be understood or just recognized by everyone. It's not only a universal way of expressing our self, but it's also a deep, intimate and healing way of dealing with reality.

With this experience, I hope to sharpen my laboratory skills and my knowledge about scents and raw materials to become an aware technician and hopefully somebody who manages to tell stories with perfumes.

As written, my name is Francesca. I arrived at Mediamatic to complete my Bachelor's study and learn more about perfumes and scents blending.
I'm going to graduate in the sciences of herbal products and health, which means my background is in chemistry, analytical laboratory techniques, and herbalism.
I went on with some personal projects related to extractions of scents ( cocoa beans scent ) and composition of complex perfumes ( wine's smell), as well as learning a lot about common ingredients used in perfumery, smell strength.
My Internship was quite long here, so I luckily took part in many events and workshops: from Dutch design week to Beftival, from Odorama on summer's smell to the Sin eater.
Being surrounded with so much creative energy has opened many perspectives to me and taught me many side skills. 

My philosophy around perfumes has also changed, now I see them as a really subjective and deep form of expressing ideas.


Tot Ziens MM!!!

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