Diffusing Molecules #1

Eau Majesty @ Neue Galerie, N.Y

Diffusing Molecule #1

The idea was to develop an advanced room diffusing edition of my fragrance EAU MAJESTY (Saint Charles, Vienna) for the Neue Galerie, New York.

During the exhibition FRANZ XAVER MESSERSCHMIDT 1736-1783: FROM NEOCLASSICISM TO EXPRESSIONISM the whole museum was supposed to be smelling like a blossoming Royal Orangerie …



DIFFUSING MOLECULES #3

Scent Design – Christmas Market Schloß Schönbrunn

Setup: Schönbrunn-Duftinszenierung ©Paul Divjak

“Diffusing the Molecules #3″, preparation work

Scent design for the traditional Christmas Market at Schloß Schönbrunn, Vienna – Winter 2013. [Client: MTS Marketing Tourismus Synergie Wien GmbH]

In cooperation with Elke Kies from MagicBox we composed subtile resinous fir tree notes and exclusive orange and herbal blends. And provided the client with three custom-built scent beaming units in order to create extraordinary olfactory experiences for the visitors of the market.
Imagine: a romantic winter night, a slight breeze, and a smelly smell. All organic. – Just a senusal surplus. No manipulation intended.


Letztes Jahr in Jerusalem

Duftinstallation, Jüdisches Museum Hohenems

Jerusalem - Mahane Jehuda

Jerusalem – Mahane Jehuda Market

Smellscape / scent installation, 2015
Garden of the Jewish Museum, Hohenems
(In cooperation with the On-Site Art Festival)

With his smellscape Paul Divjak is stepping into an olfactory dialogue with the current exhibition at the Jewish Museum: „A Streetcar Named Desired“, which takes the visitors on a reflective journey through Jerusalem by following the route of tram number 1, crossing and connecting the various „Jerusalems“.
In „L´année dernière à Jersualem“ the artist is describing a stroll through the city of Jerusalem. Subjective memories concerning the sense of smell enfold a assiciative and symbolic bouquet of the Holy city, center of three religions. Such evoking the aura of the very place of different cultures.
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Diffusing Molecules #2

Scent Design for the Museum of Natural History

Scent design for the travelling exhibition KINGDOM OF SALT / DAS WEISSE GOLD DER KELTEN [Clients: Museum of Natural History, Vienna / Museumspartner, Innsbruck]

Focusing on the newest interdisciplinary research, the exhibition shows the town of Hallstatt, located in the Austrian Alps, as a “cradle of Europe’s industrialisation”: a progression of settlement and mining over 7000 years.

Visitors can explore the displays in the shape of huge „salt blocks“, i.e atmospheric rooms, which provide ambient sounds, video projections, multimedia shows, computer animations – and historical on location-smellscapes.

For this show I´m providing –  in cooperation with German scent specialist Elke Kies from MagicBox – the Museum of Natural History (Vienna) with expertise, conceptual development and the exclusive creation of unique olfactory experiences: from the neolithic age up to 350 BC, from „untouched nature“ to the smell of „the global village“.

MARQ – Alicante/Spain [14.06.2013 - 31.01.2014]
WESTFÄLISCHES LANDESMUSEUM – Herne/Germany [23.08.2014 - 25.01.2015]
Staatliches Museum für Archäologie Sachsen [03.07.2015 - 03.01.2016]


Strawberry Fields Forever

Smellscape / Duftinstallation – Pratersauna Art Space

PS 8 / Strawberry Fields Forever

PS 8 / Strawberry Fields Forever

PS 8 / Milan Mladenovic - Strawberry Fields Forever / Paul Divjak

Der Pratersauna Art Space präsentiert sich, wie der Künstler Milan Mladenovic ihn gestaltet hat; in wochenlanger Arbeit wurden alle Wände, die Decke und das Interieur kleinteilig mit bunten Stickern verklebt. Psychedelische Muster, wohin das Auge blickt. Paul Divjak hat auf Einladung der Wiener Achse die Intervention von Mladenovic aufgegriffen und die Ästhetik der veränderten Raumerfahrung auf olfaktorischer Ebene weitergedacht. Der Ort scheint gänzlich unverändert, wäre da nicht eine überraschende zusätzliche Stimulanz. Statt der typischen von Alkohol, Rauch und Schweiß getränkten Luft eines Clubs prägt das poppige Aroma fruchtiger Erdbeeren die Atmosphäre. – Bevor die Partynacht überhaupt angefangen hat, fährt der beglückende synthetische Trip auch schon ein. Ohne Drogen, völlig losgelöst; Eskapismus im Erdbeerland.

Eröffnung: 4.10.2014  | 5.10.-14.12.2014

Wiener Achse
Supported by MagicBox, Saint Charles