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.

Floriental on Film

Iconic fashion photographer Nick Knight has created a conceptual film for the Comme des Garçons’ 2015 fragrance Floriental, released to SHOWstudio, his video website, this week.

Odorama // Do you smell blue?

Whether derived from nature, or chemically constructed, odourant molecules have the ability to profoundly effect our behaviour, emotions and associations. Tonight we will explore the wondrous world of synesthesia.

Smell Lab Showcase in Berlin

The Smell Lab is a monthly meeting space open for everybody who is interested in experimenting around the sense of smell. This night will showcase the work that has been going on in the lab so far:

Volatile!: A Poetry and Scent Exhibition

What if every poem had its own fragrance, beyond the literal smell of the materiality of the page? What if one could smell a poet’s imaginative, conceptual, intellectual world, the text unfurling into an aroma? In Volatile!, curator and design historian Debra Riley Parr presents a number of objects and...

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.

CFP Future Anterior: Olfaction & Preservation

Future Anterior is a peer-reviewed journal that approaches the field of historic preservation from a position of critical inquiry. For the upcoming special issue co-edited by Joerge Otero-Pailos & Adam Jasper, the journal seeks papers on architecture, atmosphere, preservation and the sense of smell.

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