Smell Culture Studies at the University of St. Gallen

The University of St. Gallen has long been known for its integrative view of economics, business administration, law, social science and the humanities. Given its holistic course architecture, the so-called contextual studies are a key pillar of the overall educational concept. Students, who are predominately enrolled in top ranked business...

Exploring New Odors of Tobacco Consumption

The smell of cigarette smoke including the breath odor of smokers has often been described as a pressing issue in today’s world of work. In fact, it is the smell of smoking that marginalizes smokers at the workplace. 

Fabrik features Scent Culture Institute

The Fabrik media platform profiles influential and visionary innovators, features contemporary artists, distinctive galleries, trendsetting designers, discerning architects, and showcases emerging artists. Among the array of publications is Fabrik, the quarterly print magazine that presents an insightful perspective on the international contemporary art scene from a Los Angeles point of...

Ines Lechleitner / Andreas Wilhelm exhibiting in Basel

Dialogue of the senses and nonverbal communication being core subjects in her artistic practice, the artist Ines Lechleitner started her research for a river perfume based on the river Rhine in Basel for her solo exhibition “Das Rhein Rauschen” curated by Emilie Bruner.

The phenomenon of olfactory time

Perfume is a time art in the same way that film and music are time arts. In order to qualify as perfume or film or music, each must engage its medium with transitions, displacements, and modifications that indicate a debt with time. Without time’s passing, perfume would have no means...

Fragrant wizard

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” – HELEN KELLER

Melancholia: Marion Colomer & Dana El-Masri

Ashraf Osman discusses Marion Colomer’s immersive installation Melancholia including an original scent created by the New York City based perfumer Dana El Masri. New York City based perfumer, creating a original scent: