Josely Caravalho: Shards

The olfactory sense, though often forgotten, is a powerful connector to memory and emotions. Diary of Smells: Shards (Estilhaços) is an on-going multi-sensorial interactive & interdisciplinary project comprised of various stages of smell production, photographs and sound design.

How to cope with IFRA?

There is a growing number of DIY perfumers who aim at entering the European market. Karen Gilbert who runs an online perfume course published a quick guide to navigating IFRA for those making perfume for sale in the European Union.

Multisensory collaboration

INVERSES is a multi-sensory project and collaboration between six artists in five countries, who have been working on it for the past 2 years. The result is a set of items consisting of an illustrated storybook, a soundtrack, and a trio of custom scents, which all share a common narrative...

What the nose knows…

This Fall, many of you may be teaching a course on sensation and perception or lecturing on scent culture. Why not put What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life on your reading list (as we did!)? It’s an entertaining way to introduce students to classical topics...

Natural & Synthetic

It is popular to believe that “natural” stands for better. Here is an article that explores some of the achievements of fragrance chemistry.

A perfumista on Tate Britain’s sensorium

Tate Britain’s sensorium is widely covered by the media. What does a perfume person (i.e. someone who is versed in discussing scents) think about it? It is this perspective that makes this review by Eddie Bulliqui special:

NASA’s staff sniffer

George Aldrich has a truly one-of-a-kind job, one he’s held for nearly 40 years. He’s a professional nose for NASA, sniffing everything that goes into space. 

The Smell of Beirut

It’s seems the Arab Spring has finally reached Lebanon, and its trigger and slogan have been decidedly olfactory: #YouStink

Smells of summer

Given the higher temperatures the summer is the season of smells. Kate Taylor explored New York City with here nose – the report was published in the New York Times.

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