What would Krakow smell like if sealed in a bottle? At 15.00 on 2 April, we invite you to the Wyspiański Pavilion for a meeting with one of the heroes of Krakow Story – Jakub Pietrynka, an independent Polish perfumer, the founder and the nose of the JMP Artisan Perfumes brand. We will talk about the scent of Krakow he has created and learn how the smells of ivy, leather, grass and watery notes build a story about Krakow.

Jakub’s words about the creation of the premiere scent called Kraków encourage the conversation: ‘As a tourism and recreation graduate and a fan of hiking I start my adventure in the heart of Krakow by the Wawel Castle (this is where the ivy which is the foundation of the head note grows). Like most tourists during the tour of the city I moved towards Kazimierz where the Sunday fair is underway. My attention was drawn to the old hippie leather bags, which in my opinion smell nostalgic. After a longer stroll along the Krakowska, Grodzka and Rynek streets, a march around the Błonia is the next item on my route (green notes, grass, etc.). Finally, I return to the Vistula where I sip coffee on a barge and enjoy the watery notes.’

Jakub Pietrynka

An independent Polish perfumer, the founder and the nose of JMP Artisan Perfumes. He has been interested in smells since childhood. Their discovery has accompanied him throughout his life. This olfactory journey is crowned with the creation of his own perfume, reflecting his preferences and life passions.

With a Master’s degree in tourism, he is a lover of hiking and the natural world. He prefers the classic style in fashion. He is a fan of cinema noir and biographic literature. An enthusiast of broadly understood rock music. Privately a husband and a father.

The admission to the event is free. See you in Kraków Story in the Wyspiański Pavilion at 2, All Saints’ Square, 3.00 pm on 2 April

All the events in Kraków Story are brought to you by the city of Kraków and Kraków5020.