What is social or even political about scent? This Scent Culture Comment & Review reveals some of the implications of a casual interview.
Tobacco smell is pretty marginalized these days. In many professions smokers are stigmatized. Public health is certainly an argument. Culturally, it is an extreme change compared to previous times. The new smoke-free is normalized.
In the context of the ongoing controversy on migration politics in Germany, Thomas de Mazière, the Federal Minister of the Interior, joined the group of advocats of a Leitkultur: “Wir sind nicht Burka”.
Ibrahim’s perfume stall in a Jordanian camp hosting Syrian refugees represents more than a business. It is also a small step towards building a community rooted in hope. We would like to learn more about Ibrahim’s endeavour. Please let him know!
This artistic project by Catherine Young brings links the scent culture and the fragrance industry to the political agenda: climate change.
A new form of celebrity fragrances is emerging!
The current refugee crisis is the context for Peter de Cupere’s new project: One drop of freedom.
The sense of smell is often an issue in public discourse. Current odorizing and scent marketing practices are under critical scrutiny. The current documentary Stink! appears as a challenge to the industry.
The10th Mercosul Biennial opened in Porto Alegre, Brazil with a major exhibition on smell: Olfactory: Smell in Art.