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Cinema for the Senses – Perfumes

with renowned scent designer Ainslie Walker.

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Palace Cinemas and Arcadia present an exciting sensory event with renowned scent designer Ainslie Walker and the beautifully potent French hit, Perfumes (M), a refreshing yet hilarious odd-couple story that delivers a winning formula of social observation, character drama and empathy.

Ainslie will guide a special scent experience, highlighting those used in the film, with guests treated to a selection of scents with instructions to sample at particular scenes. 

★★★★ “A quietly delightful French comedy”
– The Times 
★★★★ “Enchanting”
– The Irish Times 
★★★★ “Admirably refreshing”
– The Guardian

Event Details:
Friday, July 2
7:00pm | Includes Sparkling on Arrival

Palace Movie Club: $18.00
Palace Golden Club: $18.00
General Admission: $24.00

About Ainslie Walker
More than a Perfumer, Ainslie Walker has claimed title of Scentsmith – designing and developing scents, writing about fragrances, hand making fragrance for collaborations on fragrant products such as candles and perfumes, creating factory installations and artworks, developing fragrance strategy and interpreting brands through scent and even finds time to teach perfume making workshops throughout Australia.  Ainslie has been exploring scent since her earliest memories. In her 13 years in London she elevated into working in high-end heath stores and spas including product development, specialising in men’s grooming before studying and moving into the world of perfumery.  Her current clients include Disney, Tamara Dean, Aje, Museum of South Australia, Country Road, MONA, Powerhouse Museum and Lark Perfumery. Ainslie has been featured in The Good Weekend Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Women’s Weekly, Broadsheet Sydney and Australian Financial review.  Ainslie pays homage to the glamorous world of perfumery, adding her unique spin. She has a large collection of perfumes and exquisite raw materials sourced from all over the world – including rare Australian botanicals. Find out more about Ainslie Walker here.

Emmanuelle Devos (‘Read My Lips’) and Gregory Montel (‘Call My Agent) shine in this fragrant French drama. Anne Walberg (Devos) was once the star of her industry – a perfumer whose ability to produce enticing new fragrances was second to none and which saw her rise through a competitive landscape. She remains in demand, but her intemperate behaviour has made her difficult. However, striking up an unlikely friendship with her equally troubled new driver, Anne sees a way to return to the top, which might offer a solution to both their problems. Grégory Magne’s intelligent drama is a visual and sophisticated treat. A breath of fresh – albeit scented – air.

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Dates, Location & Tickets


Palace James St
Friday, July 2
6:45pm Sparkling on Arrival
7:00pm Session Start