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

Artemisia, Absinthe & the Green Fairy

Bibi Bigler Parfums’ Parfum Bar cordially invites you to its next scent apéro on Saturday, September 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Zurich Botanical Garden. The topic is Artemisia – Absinthe – … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Peter de Cupere: ‘Eens was ik mens’ (Is This Mankind)

Opening tonight at 20h in de Warande in Belgium is the exhibition ‘Eens was ik mens’ (Is This Mankind) by olfactory artist, Peter de Cupere, with a never seen scent landscape to explore! The exhibition features … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pitti Fragranze N.14

OPENING TOMORROW IN FLORENCE!  This edition’s theme, Numbers & Flowers, is a truly fragrant “winning” combination, and there will be a series of projects and talk-events focusing on the “current … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

SEX SMELLS: Body & Smell in the 21st Century

A new exhibition at Kunstverein Wolfsburg in Germany Duration: 02.09 – 06.11.2016 Artists: Julia Barbee, Peter de Cupere, Sarah Schoenfeld, Clara Ursitti Curator: Jennifer Bork More info (in German) at:

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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