by Nick Knight .

VIOLENCE. Reciept of second scent prototype

Dear Sissel,

The Violence 2 is a lot more interesting than the first prototype.

My first impression was that there was something more animal about it. It smelt more menacing/ dangerous and I wondered if it was my desire to feel this or wether there was the beginning of a instinctive reaction to the smell.

Our theory is that when men (or indeed women,but that is part two of this project) fight they release pheromones that are only released when the "fight or flight"response is activated. Furthermore the pheromones we are trying to isolate are the one that would be released if the individual opts for the "fight" option rather than the "flight" option.

Now, are we supposing that these pheromones will have a smell and it is that that our scent would predominantly smell of? Or are they an ingredient within the overall scent and that we create a "pleasing" scent that may smell mainly of pleasing  but appropriate smells, such as leather or brick dust for example and that the pheromones that we isolate are undetectable and are there to trigger a behavioral response in the wearer or the people that the wearer comes into contact with?

I am talking to a fighter and friend of mine about organizing a two day shoot in London at my studio. We would have 4 bouts , with eight contestants all different forms of combat.

The shoot would be broadcast live on SHOWstudio and would I will film it and photograph it as-well .It would be crucial to have you there so we can be sure of getting the pheromones extracted immediately after the fight has taken place. Also you can stipulate exactly how you want the fighters prepared for each fight. For example should they be freshly showered and with no other scents on them at all?

I am looking at dates around the beginning of March, probably the first week.

Can you tell me when you would be free to come to London around then and also can you bring the "Headspace " technology to London or will the Tshirts have to go back to Berlin?

Anyway there are lots of other exciting ideas i have about the shoot but I will talk to you later.

Look forward to hearing from you.




SORRRYYYY for the late respond! I was travelling.

 First I wanted to discuss dates in London,

the rest will come today on a separate mail :-)

 The ONLY time I could possibly make it to London could be 7th,8th,9th of

March and may be the 6th. Then only after Eastern ( mid April).

In case I manage to get the possibility to bring headspace, this also would

need time and organization,

So PLEASE give me some potential dates from your side ASAP11

All the very best!