Many important moments of our lives take place in a car. From when you are born, to the last ride, the smell of the car gets infused with different and sometimes untraceable scents. It can be seen as a true olfactory diary. Wet dog, unidentified fungus, a family pack of sugary soda, or a flowery synthetic scent. Cars have determined urban scentscapes since its invention to the present. For this month's Odorama curator Caro Verbeek took the initiative to bring together a promising mix of backgrounds & interests in the smell of cars: iScent marketeers Jorg Hemp and Matthijs Bastiaan Medendorp as well as car freak Justus Tomlow and Claus Noppeney. They all paid tribute to the smell of cars. Here is a post summarizing the concluding section of Claus Noppeney's talk.
“The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking itself. Immediately, at the very moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertoires throughout the brain, polling one center after another for...
TheOlfactive.com is a concept scent gallery that speaks on works of scent art by various artists, bringing together a collection of international artist and designers.
L’Artisan Parfumeur allied themselves with Meilleur Ouvrier de France pastry chef Arnaud Larher to create L’Exquis inspired by their new perfume Noir Exquis.
From 2003 to 2014, scientist and perfume critic Luca Turin (The Secret of Scent, Perfumes: the A-Z Guide) wrote two widely admired columns for distinguished Swiss magazine NZZ Folio. This is the first time many of these writings have been published in the original.
The Bulk Currency Detection System (BCDS) is a device that can smell money by taking a gas sample from wherever officers think the money might be hidden, be on it travelers, in their luggage or stored somewhere in vehicles or shipping containers.
eScent offers an enabling platform technology and delivery device that emits precise doses of fragrances at the right time, in the right place, depending on context. It is the result of decades of substantial multidisciplinary research Dr. Jenny Tillotson that culminates in numerous topical applications.
The submissions are open for the 2016 Art and Olfaction Sadakichi Award for Experimental Scent (olfactory art).
The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research club for those interested in the made world featuring the work of Roja Dove
The University of St. Gallen has long been known for its integrative view of economics, business administration, law, social science and the humanities. Smell Culture is now part of its contextual studies program.
The City of Bern, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly a picturesque place. But it is also a city full of fascinating stories of de- and re-odorization.
In addition to the curatorial exhibition statement presented earlier, below are views of the three positions presented in EPHEMERAL MATERIALITIES: Scent in Swiss Art, as well as further information about the works.
If you haven’t seen this interesting talk by olfactory curator Chandler Burr about perfumery as a form of art, here is your chance.