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.

Smelling boundaries

Not only physical boundaries still set apart Hong Kong and China even after the reunification, but there are also invisible segregation like scent between the two places. This art project by  Morgan Wong works with this situation.

Popular lower senses at Tate

The new exhibition at Tate Britain bringing in a master chocolatier, a scent expert and an audio specialist wants to change the way people interact with the paintings. Once again the new sensorium is widely covered by the media. It seems as if the cultural domain is deeply longing for...