aequill: London perfumery & a kiss of scent

aequill is an East London-based perfumery and candle company founded by Thai-British Perfumer Jintana Khieochaum.

Inspired by the Thai tradition of “sniff kissing” (Haawm kaem- whereby one kisses with a sniff rather than the lips) Aequill pushes scent and art to create emotive pieces that you can experience and wear. 

The art of scent

aequill blur the boundaries of art and scent and has established an artist in residence programme that explores the connection between the senses.

aequill celebrates scent in all it’s artistic manifestations, with an artist-in-residence programme that explores inter-sensory fragrance creation.

Bringing together artists working in sound, sculpture, graphic design, fine art and fragrance, the team work closely to create fragrance that expresses the diversity, raw creativity, and unconventionality of the London art scene.

With a belief that crossing the boundaries between art and scent provides a stage for personal expression and innovation, Aequill removes fragrance from the classical highbrow and places it unapologetically into the here and now of our favourite capital city.

Artist in residence 

Mengting Zhuo

Zhuo Mengting ('Mengting Zhuo' in western common format) was born in Guangzhou, China in 1990.

She received her MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016 and has been living in London since.

Having studied literature and critical theory, and played in indie bands, she holds as much interest in language as in the composition and the unspoken.

Live performance is regarded as a ‘total’ medium for her to explore the contingency of meaning, and what agency means.

She believes in the possibility of creating a poetic, quiet and intimate experience in a world that is already full of noise.

Kate Adelskaya

Ekaterina Adelskaya (b. 1988, Moscow) is a London based award-winning artist working on abstract sculptures and watercolours, mostly revolving around the notions of materiality, destruction and transformative processes.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (1st class) from the University of Hertfordshire & British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. 

Ekaterina has been exhibiting since 2015, including London Art Biennale, RA in London, RWA in Bristol, CICA Museum in Gimpo, and Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Her works are held in private collections in the UK, Italy and Russia.

Jintana Khieochaum 

Graduated from the University of the Arts, Jintana went on to form an established career as a creative working internationally. With a passion for scent heavily influenced by her aromatherapist mother she set out to explore the textures and beauty of scent as a healing response.

Jintana continues her artistic work through aequill’s artist in residence programme and explores ideas through scent and its ability to emote and influence the wearer.