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FILM: Language of Aroma: Screening & Smelling Session

  • ROW DTLA - Building 2, Suite #138 777 Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

“It comes down to know thyself. It’s important to know yourself, and I think that scent can help trigger that.”

Why do 19 iconic brands and thought leaders including scent-branding expertsneuroscientiststechnology behemoths, and a Game of Thrones language creator feel so strongly about this forgotten sense? What if we could recognize, understand, and communicate aroma? How might we connect with ourselves and the world around in more ways? 

Aroma has the power to enhance the human experience. Join the Institute for Art and Olfaction founder Saskia Wilson-Brown and TEALEAVES for a screening of “Language of Aroma,” followed by a smelling session where Saskia will share some of the key molecules discovered in TEALEAVES’ teas.

About the Facilitators

Saskia Wilson-Brown - Founder & Executive Director, Institute for Art and Olfaction
Saskia Wilson-Brown co-directed the Silver Lake Film Festival and ran international filmmaker outreach at Al Gore’s Current TV while producing initiatives and media around new models in the arts. In 2012, her interest in trans-media practices led her to create The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a non-profit devoted to experimentation and access in scent. Through the IAO, she has launched partnerships with institutions such as Goethe Institut, Getty Institute, Danish Film Institute, National Media Museum UK, Hammer Museum, Wallace Collection, and more. She launched the Art and Olfaction Awards in 2013, an international awards mechanism for independent perfumers.

Lana Sutherland - Co-founder & CEO, TEALEAVES
As Co-Founder and CEO, Lana establishes long-term vision and values for TEALEAVES, a leading luxury tea brand that crafts bespoke teas for its exclusive clients ranging from five-star hotels (Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz Carlton, St. Regis, W Hotels, Park Hyatt, Rosewood, The Standard) to Michelin star and celebrity chefs (Ducasse, Gordon Ramsay, Jean Georges), worldwide. Clients also include the Food and Beverage programs of Google and Disney. Lana has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience building a world-class luxury tea company straight out of university. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and holds a B.Sc in Biological Sciences.


Est. 1994, TEALEAVES is one of the very few tea blenders in the world, known for crafting the highest quality teas in small batches by hand. With the philosophy of inspiring creativity and connections through the art of blending, TEALEAVES has gripped the hearts and minds five-star hotels and Michelin Star chefs, worldwide, as their tea brand of choice for over two decades. We keep only 1% of the tea leaves presented to us from the world's highest grade gardens to ensure that we stay your cup of tea from generation to generation, whether in a five-star environment or in the comfort of your own home.