“Smell is a quality not to be separated from matter.” – IVAN VAN BLOCH
IAO is making a map of resources for education in perfumery, on as global a scale as they can muster.
“While 139 artisanal perfumes were created in 2004, the number rose to 441 in 2014, according to Michael Edwards, author of Fragrances of the World, the largest guide to perfume classification. And while it’s hard to get comprehensive sales figures, market research group NPD suggests that the £150-plus segment of...
The multi-sensory, rainbow-infused exhibit at Heller Gallery is Katharine Gray’s first solo show in the Chelsea space. Opus Oils perfumer Kedra Hart created four scents that capture the fragrances wafting about a glass studio.
In a bold move and as a special treat, Christophe Laudamiel and DreamAir have decided to divulge the 2015 formula of the Air Sculpture® Finnish-Hungarian Osmolanguage #5.
In the context of the Y Think Tank at Tongji University in Shanghai, this workshop provided the opportunity to experience the ephemeral materiality of scents and smells and to reflect of its cultural and economic relevance.
The UK Semiochemistry Network, comprises a varied group of people who are interested in the sense of smell – olfaction. Here is the program for the next workshop including contributions from Christophe Laudamiel, the Weizman Institute, Thomas Hummel an many other leader scholars and professionals.
The world’s first olfactory alarm clock uses Kickstarter to generate funding for its development and marketing.
An excellent must-read nuanced critical article by Pia Long about the complex web of fragrance regulation, its intricacies and shortcomings. Some of its arguments are debatable not only among natural perfumers:
On February 5, 1916, DADA was born in Zurich. On July 4, 2015, the exhibition Mother DADA’s Flower Rage celebrates DADA’s 99.58 birthday with text, pictures and installations by the artist Gabrielle von Bernstorff at the Charlemagne Cultural Center in Zurich.
A company promises to provide ‘olfactory comfort’ by making a perfume from the distilled scent of our dearly departed. Could it catch on?
In today’s experience economy the service sector faces severe challenges: Services are simultaneously produced and consumed, and above all in most cases intangible. Forward looking companies increasingly use services for creating experiences that are stimulating for the customer: the more senses an experience engages, the more effective and memorable...
The Ensemble for Experimental Music and Art / EMU works at the limits of art and science.
ODOU reached its crowdfunding goal this afternoon on Indiegogo – issue four will be out in September.
In conjunction with the exhibition BILDTAKTIK in Dresden, Germany, a two-day workshop (June 26 – 27 2015) is being offered on “The Vocabulary of Invisibility: Investigation and foray into the volatile world of smells”.