Narratives describing smells

“The idea was to create simple still lives looking at the memory and history of different perfumes and creating a narrative to describe their smell through vessels, subtle textures and the balance of notes.”

Scent: Beyond control

In a recent interview with the Swiss-German daily newspaper Bund published in Bern Claus Noppeney talks about the role of scent in contemporary culture and society: “Scent control is a challenge“.  

Spektrum’s “Smell Lab”

The Smell Lab is a monthly meeting space in Berlin for those interested in experimenting with the sense of smell. It is part of Spektrum, “a space of convergence for cultural communities and trans-disciplinary groups emerging and operating in and off Berlin”.

Turn scent into a stimulus for critical reflection!

Umberto Eco, the Italian cultural theorist and novelist who became the author of best-selling novels, notably the blockbuster medieval mystery “The Name of the Rose,” died last week in Milan. Eco was a contributor to our thinking on scent culture.

Competing notions: high art, perfume & scent culture

This not so recent article from the Guardian demonstrates some of the ongoing confusion without addressing it directly: “From France to Dubai, scent is viewed as high art – but not in America. What is it about US’s relationship to smell that puts it so far behind in this field?”....

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