Imaginary Authors, with James Franco!


Life is a series of blank pages and it is up to one’s self whether to fill those pages with tedious prose or wildly imaginative storylines.”

The concept Josh Meyer presented to me on the telephone inspired the response, “Josh, you are a genius,” and, as you will see if you watch the video of that conversation, I believe that what I say is true. He’s a smart, talented guy with awesome ideas. And he’s a great perfumer, to boot! Hurrah!

The idea: to contact James Franco and get him to write his own tale, in concert with the creative vision behind Imaginary Authors…

Imaginary Authors is born from the concept of scent as art and art as provocation. Like a good book, these scents are meant to inspire you. In these bottles are layered narratives that are sure to generate stirring conversation, fragrances that might be capable of changing the course of your own personal story. The hope is that they not only invigorate and intoxicate, but also take you to new places.

Each Imaginary Authors fragrance follows a compelling storyline peppered with intriguing twists. These are scents to curl up with, to share with friends, to take with you wherever you go, and to return to again and again for a uniquely transcendent experience.”

I joined Josh in his Portland studio and last week, and we spent six hours (6 hours!) sniffing mods, discussing the process, and the inspiration (not gonna lie: it was my own personal Disney World experience).

James Franco, we’d like to invite you to join in! Contribute, if you will, a brief narrative for your very own imaginary authors scent…

Coming Soon: Video footage from the epic meeting between Josh and ddM, in the Imaginary Authors studio.


energy & matter post. Earlier “James Franco” posts. Image borrowed from Rabbit Bandini Productions


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