The meal is served, but it remains invisible. Artist Camilla Nicklaus-Maurer presents 13 odors under glass domes waiting to reveal to the viewer their little secrets.
AJ+ Arabic has produced a brief segment about oud: “The price per kilogram for one of the finest kinds of oud incense is $9 million! als does it smell?”
Elodie Pong, video and installation artist from Zurich, investigates the invisible olfactory architecture that surrounds us as the point of departure for her solo exhibition at Helmhaus Zürich.
The Smell Lab is a monthly meeting space in Berlin for those interested in experimenting with the sense of smell. It is part of Spektrum, “a space of convergence for cultural communities and trans-disciplinary groups emerging and operating in and off Berlin”.
Carlos Ramírez-Pantanella is a Spanish architect and artist who has recently produced Madrid MDCXXXV (1635), an olfactory installation at Lope de Vega’s Home-Museum in Madrid. The installation attempts to reconstruct the olfactory atmosphere of Spanish Golden Century.
Umberto Eco, the Italian cultural theorist and novelist who became the author of best-selling novels, notably the blockbuster medieval mystery “The Name of the Rose,” died last week in Milan. Eco was a contributor to our thinking on scent culture.
Abercombie & Fitsch has been nominated the most hated retailer. This post explores how this might be related to the company’s scent strategy.
Our time is especially marked through its mediality. Vision and hearing are well supported; but what about our sense of smell? Sebastian Pralle, master student of Prof. Ulrich Eller at the Braunschweig University of Art, has just devoted in his exhibition “AETHER” to this question.
Researchers find that humans can navigate through smell alone—so why are we so dependent on screens?
The Paper Passion perfume conceived for Handmade 2011, which bottles the seductive scent of a freshly printed books, was inspired by a throwaway line by German publisher Gerhard Steidl in the film How to Make a Book with Steidl, which suggested his favourite scent was a ‘freshly printed book’.
The international foundation of design and creativity has taken the world of fragrance to heady new heights with its latest project, a threefold approach to the world of fragrance.
Scents can be tough to describe in words, which makes them perfect for mood boards.
The Illuminum perfume gallery in London has unveiled a new installation by the architect Antonino Cardillo, which suggests a whole new way that fragrance is communicated to an inquisitive public.