“The scent of empires: Chanel Nº 5 and Red Moscow” is the title of a new book by the noted German historian of Eastern Europe Karl Schlögel.
This post takes a look at artisan perfumers. It discusses the autobiographical record by Sven Pritzkoleit published in 2016.
A recent exhibition on perfumed objects and images provides the context for a few remarks on the role of flacons. Even after the finassage the catalogue deserves more attention.
The latest issue of Arts Hebdo Medias focuses on olfactory art.
Scratch-and-sniff stickers became popular in the late 1970s. Since then they have been used in different contexts. In these days, the British city York uses microencapsulated city smelly to promote the city as a tourist destination.
Discussing the work of Peter de Cupere the New York Times notes “the strange power of olfactory art”.