Scentee: sharing smell

Sharing smell, but also touch, and even taste – that’s the vision of a London university professor who has developed a range of devices he hopes will transcend the current limitations of online communication.

The intimacy of perfume choice

Traditionally, perfumes are bought as a gift by men for women. Today the situation is certainly more divers. And a recent study reveals further insights: Women do not buy fragrances they like for female friends. The study is summarized in Business Insider: Science has uncovered an unspoken etiquette about women...

Fashion wrap with a confectionary twist

Harvard professor and scent inventor David Edwards, and iconic master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel put their heads and noses together to create a fashion wrap with a confectionary twist: it is implanted with tiny oNotes so that it gives off the aroma of Belgian Chocolate.

Telling time by smell at MuDAC in Lausanne

MuDAC in Lausanne currently has an exhibition on Telling Time. It features a work by Catalan designer Martí Guixé called “Time to Eat”, which is a wall clock that tells time by emitting the smell of cooking: 9am breakfast, 1pm cooking vegetable, 10pm preparing tomato sauce, etc.

Smell Memory Kit

The Smell Memory Kit is a tool to capture moments of your life developed by the concept store and manufacturer Supersense in Vienna.

Matter!

“Smell is a quality not to be separated from matter.” – IVAN VAN BLOCH

Perfume market

“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...

How does blowing glass smell?

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.

Urban Scent Walk in Shanghai

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 Sense of Smell” workshop in Cambridge

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.