Melancholia: Marion Colomer & Dana El-Masri

Ashraf Osman discusses Marion Colomer’s immersive installation Melancholia including an original scent created by the New York City based perfumer Dana El Masri. New York City based perfumer, creating a original scent:

Constructive Criticism: Fueling Fragrance Interest

Here are the slides of the recent the talk: Beyond the Juice: The Role of Blogs and Awards, The discussion at the Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO) in Los Angeles was recently featured on the Fragrance Foundation website in a brief piece by Dawn McCoy. And below is a PDF of the...

How Present is Scent Marketing?

Sensory and scent-marketing highlight how the sense of smell affects our everyday purchasing decisions. Accordingly, one expects an abundance of scented products in contemporary consumer culture. Yet, we can also witness an increasing awareness of multiple chemical sensitivities that might promote an opposite trend. This is the commercial context of...

From Sniffing to Art: The Sense of Smell in Artistic Production

In the context of the on-going re-examination of the collection at Kunstmuseum Thun, the first exhibition curated by Ashraf Osman and Anja Seiler focused on the olfactory aspects of the material and techniques of art making, which are often smelly, yet widely neglected. In this context, Claus Noppeney gave a talk...

Perfume Book Lists

So, are you making a list and checking it twice? ‘This is the season of lists, after all: wish lists, end-of-year/best-of lists, etc. Perfumes lists are aplenty this time of year (nearly as common as perfume ads) but here at SCI we’re especially fond of perfume books.

A Nose for Innovation: A Bernese Tradition?

The city of Bern runs a lively blog that monthly discusses business related issues in the economic area of the Swiss capital. Through it, a diverse selection of people from business, culture, civil service and society engage in public discourse. In this context, Claus Noppeney identifies “olfactory milestones” in the...

NZZ: “Mehr als schöner Atem” (More than beautiful breath)

The NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), the Swiss newspaper of record, published a review of the Belle Haleine: The Scent of Art exhibition at Museum Tinguely in Basel penned by SCI’s Claus Noppeney. The review, titled “Mehr als schöner Atem” (More than beautiful breath) explores different artistic strategies employed at the...

Anna-Sabina Zürrer & The Search for the Essence

The newest (April) issue of the main Swiss art monthly publication, Kunstbulletin, features an article on Swiss artist, Anna-Sabina Zürrer, titled “Die Suche nach der Essenz” (The Search for the Essence) written by SCI’s Claus Noppeney and Ashraf Osman.

Review of “Belle Haleine – The Scent of Art” on Basenotes

You may be familiar with exhibitions that have presented perfume as olfactory art. However, olfactory art is a genre of fine art pertaining to smell that traces its roots back to the avant-garde, early in the twentieth century. A new exhibition at Museum Tinguely in Basel, Switzerland, establishes these historical...

Dressing for success – and scent?

The common slogan “dress for success” underlines the wide-held view that what you wear matters in everyday life. It originates in Erving Goffman’s studies on the social world as a stage. Accordingly, individuals interact as performers. In the context of management and organization studies this mode of interaction has later...

Back to Top