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Christoph Hornetz and Christophe Laudamiel Setai Hotel NYC

An Email from Christophe Laudamiel

An Email from Christophe Laudamiel

Posted by Valerie Vitale in Perfume Events and Interviews 13 Oct 2012

Hi All,

I wanted to share an excerpt from a lovely email exchange with Christophe Laudamiel clarifying my post on his and Christoph Hornetz Air Sculpture® scents at the Setai Hotel in NYC.


My impression of the Setai is here:


Dear Valerie,

Thanks a lot… Those (articles) are still rare in what we have endeavored to focus on uniquely: ambient scenting.


Regarding the Setai, here are the facts. The scent design of the hotel was made by Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz , perfumers at DreamAir. It contains 5 Air Sculpture® scents:
– Lobby and bar/lounge area scented with Grand Arrival, the signature scent of the hotel.
– Bar area scented with “Jazz Club on Fifth” automatically everyday from 8pm till 11pm as a jazz trio performs live.
– The corridors of the hotels are softly scented with Moonwood (that’s 24 floors).
– The reception area of the Spa and common dry areas are scented with Lavender Fields.
– The wet Area of the Spa is scented with Nice New Ovo.
– The restaurant on the second floor is NOT scented, as most people are often not ready for scent design in restaurants, although, if you notice, restaurants often smell as not-really-intended, and could take a bit of scent design (doesn’t mean perfume design necessarily).
– True, all scent players are modulable and reachable 24/7 by staff if need be or on demand, just in case. But all is programmed 24/7.


Voila, thought you would be interested in knowing what is going on backstage or in case you would like to amend your article.

Thanks a lot for your interest, curiosity and excitement,


Kind regards,


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