The FADO website, created by the unique minds at I Know You Know, is guided by colour and scent.

The navigation menu contains the various categories by which FADO presents our work. The menu on the left side of your browser, where you see “about,” “performance,” “series,” “engagements,” and so on, highlights these areas. Each of the categories is color-coded and contains a description of a unique fragrance. The scent illuminates the qualities of the various ways FADO works. You can read the description of the categories/colours/scents in the footer of each web page. The notes of each scent (top, middle, and base) conjure the elements, memories, and characteristics of our performances, artists, engagements, writing, bulletin, and the archive. 

The fragrances are conceptual and actual. Some remain on the website as a description, in the form of a digital scratch n’ sniff that you can read and imagine for yourself. Some are formulated and are for smelling. Really smelling via small editions of scented postcards. And the occasional collectible object created for selected scents in the FADO scent collection.

This, the third scent in the series, is the most important one of all: ARTIST ORANGE. Composed entirely of elements from the orange tree, this scent is the artist AND the art. ARTIST ORANGE performs itself.

If you have already received the other scents in the mail (on a special limited edition postcard), then there is no need to do anything. ARTIST ORANGE will be coming to your mailbox in June 2024. If you have yet to receive any of FADO’s signature scents, sign up to our mailing list with your address (or update your current profile) and start getting scented mail right away. DO THAT HERE.







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Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed