Spektrum’s “Smell Lab”

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”.

Madrid MDCXXXV (1635) at Lope de Vega’s Home-Museum

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.

Turn scent into a stimulus for critical reflection!

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.

In the Exhibition “AETHER”, Smell is Required

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. 

Paper Passion

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’.

Colour as a Narrative

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.

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