Designing perfumes is my professional occupation.
Art of aroma blending is my meditation, yoga of the daily routine which substitutes other spiritual practices.
While blending aromas I can reach my highest level of concentration, turn off the noise of my thoughts, to stop the perennial train of thoughts and at least partially silence my mind. My education is in botany, pharmaceutics and perfumery.
LAIME KISKUNE is a long standing promoter of olfactory culture and art, teaching people of different ages and walks of life to comprehend the olfactory world and fostering the use of fragrances as art medium. Together with the team of talented creators, in an informal lab of Officina Artis Odorum Laime designs exhibition concepts, fragrances, perfumes and exhibits for olfactory exhibitions. This lab has accumulated an impressive collection of rare natural aromatic substances – the aromatheque. In the lab of Officina Artis Odorum, Laime has designed an original brand of perfumes Unda Prisca.
Education of professional perfumer opens wide opportunities for olfactory art in creating olfactory projects as well as perfumes.
2017 "Hanging Gardens" in the National Library of M. Mažvydas together with Hortus Apertus group, Vilnius.
2016 "The Aromas of Petersburg’s Routine", St. Petersburg, The Museum of Everyone and All, gallery "Vnutri". ‘The Scent of Identity of Lithuanian Food’ in Venice Biennale of Architecture.
2015 "The Fragrance of Opera" exhibition of scents of a theatre at LNOBT, Vilnius.
2010 The first olfactory exhibition in Lithuania "Rose Garden", Gallery "Titanikas", Vilnius.
2009 "Scents of Old and New Vilnius", in the framework of the project Vilnius - European Capital of Culture, Vilnius. "Lasting and volatile scents of a transient city", "Harmonies of fragrance and music – an interactive synaesthesia of music and scents", "A trip to Babylon: the most ancient fragrances of the world", and Unda Prisca perfumes – these are just several olfactory stops on the creative road of Laime and Officina Artis Odorum lab.
Laime lives and works in Vilnius. When not travelling the world collecting aromas and aromatic substances or designing olfactory exhibitions, most often she can be found concentrated at the perfume organ, submerged in olfactory accords.