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.
In folk medicine, rosemary has been associated for centuries with having a good memory.
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...
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.
Olfactory art is on the cutting edge of the multi-sensorial art experience. Denver Art Museum (DAM) is out in front of this trend with their ongoing collaborative efforts with perfumer and olfactory artist, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz.
Perhaps the most prolific olfactory artist today, Peter de Cupere has indeed been very busy recently!
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.
The Smell Memory Kit is a tool to capture moments of your life developed by the concept store and manufacturer Supersense in Vienna.
“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.