Introducing Art Meets Art, the Perfume Brand Turning Sound Into Smell

Think about your favorite song. Where does it take you? Maybe it reminds you of a beach in Mexico, the dance floor of a dark and dingy club, or a cozy living room on a rainy Sunday. And how does it make you feel? Nostalgic? Excited? Confident? Music is one of those weird things that has the power to transport you somewhere else and plonk you right in the middle of a story a million miles from your reality.

And it's that idea that sits behind a new fragrance brand called Art Meets Art. The brand has taken a handful of iconic songs from years past—the kind of tunes that have defined generations—and immortalized them in the form of perfumes. Much less about fancy bottles with impressive ingredients lists (although they've got that too), this new perfume offering is all about evoking a mood and a feeling in the same way that listening to a song can. Keep scrolling to hear why I think this new fragrance brand is worth clearing some space on your vanity for.

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The newly launched French brand boasts a collection of five perfumes, each of which brings a cult favorite song to life. “We choose the songs based on two elements: conceptual relevance and cult status,” explains founder Ali Kashani. “And we looked for songs with titles that are conceptually relevant as a perfume theme.” For example, Like a Virgin explores eternal youth, innocence, and purity, whereas Sexual Healing is all about fierce sensuality. Like their namesake songs, each of these perfumes aims to tell a story. The only difference is that instead of words, they use fragrance notes to do the talking.

But I'm guessing what you really want to know is what they smell like. Having spent the last week trying each one, I can confirm they smell just as delicious as you would hope—especially from such a chic brand.