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

ANTIPARFUM + «Dummes Holz»

As part of Every Contact Leaves a Trace, the Bachelor and Master Exhibition for Institut Kunst HGK FHNW, artist Maeva Rosset is presenting a creation, in collaboration with perfumer Giovanni Sammarco, ANTIPARFUM: An Olfactive … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Osmodrama Festival for Olfactory Art

The first festival for olfactory art in Berlin, from 15th July until 18th September.   With the scent organ Smeller 2.0 developed by Wolfgang Georgsdorf, olfactory narratives can be performed … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Sniff Test For Alzheimer’s Checks For The Ability To Identify Odors (NPR)

Parkinson’s disease, smoking, certain head injuries and even normal aging can influence our sense of smell. But certain patterns of loss in the ability to identify odors seem pronounced in … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Scent & Chemistry Designs

The other way of wearing scents – not with flowers, say it with fragrant molecules!     Bees have an olfactory language; yet, odorants authentically evoke feelings and emotions in … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Syrians in Jordan: A community of refugees flowers in the desert

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. Read more … Continue reading

June 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Inhaling history and smelling the future | Caro Verbeek | TEDxGroningen

Maybe you don’t know how important scent has been over the course of history. Did you ever wonder why that is? Have we been neglecting one of our important senses? … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Invisible Architecture: Scent Orientation

The Bern University of Arts is offering this fall a course under its Signaletik – Environmental Communication Design program titled Invisible Architecture: Scent Orientation. The course is lead by perfumer Vero Kern … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

“The Smell of Loss” – NY Times

“THE first time it happens is a dark winter’s afternoon, not quite a year after her death. I’m at my desk working, and there it suddenly is: sharp, glassy-green, with … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

New York’s Smell Dating

“The first mail odor dating service.” “Love at first whiff is the idea behind Smell Dating, a New York matchmaking service that promises to help single people sniff out their … Continue reading

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Collected Smells” by Smell Lab

Collected Smells is the first installation produced by the Smell Lab. The work consists of several smells gathered during the Smell Lab’s meetings and derived from various locations in Berlin-Neukölln. The … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

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