Return to those thrilling days of Sunset Strip yesteryear when you steel yourself to take the Perfume Design Challenge: Rock and Hedonism. Using notes of Aqua Net, essence of Benson & Hedges, eau de Southern Comfort and that certain je ne sais quoi that could be anything from nostalgia to envy, you’ll interpret that magic decade by creating a scent that’s inspired by it. Your sense memories will create something that’s uniquely you. Breathe it in. Take a whiff. Your memories of that amazing decade will come flooding back quicker than you can say, “Why doesn’t he bathe more often?”
Institute for Art and Olfaction, 932 Chung King Road, Chinatown; Mon., Aug. 12, 7 p.m.; $20. (213) 616-1744, artandolfaction.com.