Digital Artist FVCKRENDER and D.S. & Durga’s David Moltz – COOL HUNTING®

Internationally famend digital artist FVCKRENDER (aka Frederic Duquette) partnered with New York-based immersive perfume model D.S. & Durga to create a non-fungible fragrance known as Manticore Musk—which launches immediately at 3:33PM ET. Merging scent (each actual and digital) with the Metaverse, the brand new perfume recreates the legendary aroma that’s believed to have been present in a clay jug found in 1924 within the ruined temple of Technaós and labeled with the identical identify in Cretan Doric. The collaborators not solely revived this fabled aroma, however in addition they translated it into algorithmically-created, digital fragrance bottle NFTs which every comprise completely different notes of the perfume.
Engaging a number of senses is how you actually blow somebody’s thoughts. Scent is the right pathway for that, displaying individuals what the capabilities of digital artwork and digital world constructing actually are.
There are 5,555 NFTs within the assortment which are every priced at 0.11 ETH. Every Manticore Musk token holder will obtain the bodily scent along with entry to FVCKRENDER’s Metaverse platform LVCIDIA, non-public Discord chats, in-person occasions and unique fragrance releases. To study extra in regards to the distinctive and revolutionary challenge, we spoke with artist and David Moltz on smelling the digital cosmos, evolving the olfactory world and the importance of the senses.

How was this collaboration born and what was the inventive intrigue to work collectively?
David Moltz: Supaku got here to me about making a non-fungible fragrance. I didn’t perceive it at first, however I used to be very intrigued. I’m at all times enthusiastic about pushing the boundaries of what fragrance could be. I like the concept of freedom to create perfumes not of this world and then make variations of them IRL. We could make our personal mythology with elements that might by no means be made like stardust from Antares and Manticore muskpods.

Are you obsessed with scent? Have you wished to bridge the sense of scent into the digital world for a very long time?
FVCKRENDER: I’m obsessed with innovation. Engaging a number of senses is how you actually blow somebody’s thoughts. Scent is the right pathway for that, displaying individuals what the capabilities of digital artwork and digital world constructing actually are.
Was it difficult to determine what LVCIDIA smells like?
FVCKRENDER: Working with D.S. & Durga, we dug into folklore to determine what the scent of LVCIDIA is. It’s rooted in historical past but in addition utterly otherworldly, placing the perfect steadiness. Manticore Musk toes the road between fantasy and actuality, similar to the world of LVCIDIA itself!

Thinking about decentralization, blockchain, tokens and the Metaverse, what scent notes come to thoughts? Are they in Manticore Musk? Or is the composition extra an fragrant expression of FVCKRENDER’s visible work?
David Moltz: It’s completely infinite. I are inclined to work in small particulars and construct an entire fragrant narrative. Manticore Musk is a recreation of a fabled jar of nether secretions discovered beneath a ruined temple in 1924. FVCKRENDER’s crystals positively get an fragrant nod within the variations I’ve made up to now.

D.S. & DURGA has at all times created multi-sensory worlds to precise their scents together with moodboards, playlists and narrative. Was it completely different this time excited about digital house?
David Moltz: It truly was the identical course of—me writing out the entire world first and brainstorming. But I may go wild creating so many notes. Now I’ve that world and could make an actual world model to smell!

Today the scent is singular. Can you think about a state of affairs the place the properties of every NFT dictate the formulation to the aroma?
FVCKRENDER: Absolutely. I can think about one million other ways for this to develop and change. It could be tremendous dope to have a extra specialised formulation for positive. The most essential factor is that we’re innovating and experimenting.
The Manticore Musk challenge and minting info could be discovered right here.
Images courtesy of the artist/D.S. & Durga

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