A newsfeed on the sense of smell in culture, business & society curated by the Scent Culture Institute

How do your headphones smell?

Have you ever noticed how your headphones smell? Do you expect a review of headphones talking about the olfactory qualities of the product? The recent review by Wired demonstrates the necessity of … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Criminalizing food odors in Italy!

Avery Gilbert tweeted about this current case on food odors in Italy. It fits in a boarder picture of normalizing a strict olfactory regime. Interestingly, this case is once again connected … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Girl, 12, died after overusing deodorant” according to the Times

The Times recently reported that a schoolgirl died after being overcome by fumes from her deodorant while on a family holiday: “Paige Daughtry, 12, was so worried about her personal hygiene that … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · Leave a comment


Wool-blend tees are promoted for keeping your outdoorsing stink-free as Wired reported: “Your cotton thrift store tee isn’t going to cut it on days like these. Thankfully, a new breed … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

If your scent wrote a song…

Studio Folie is an olfactive design studio founded by Kaya Sorhaindo. It is known for projects that inscribe new meaning long associated with classical perfumery such as Le Cinema Olfactif . … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Scent as a medium in contemporary art

Artist and writer Catherine Haley Epstein, provides an overview on the role of scent in contemporary art published September 30, 2016 on Temporary Art Review. What is interesting is the broader storyline: … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Guardian: ‘The missing sense’

A feature on some recent developments with respect to scent culture appeared in The Guardian on 16 September 2016. The article refers “en passent” to Brian Goeltzenleuchter. And above all … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment