Paper Passion

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The Paper Passion perfume conceived for Handmade 2011, which bottles the seductive scent of a freshly printed books, was inspired by a throwaway line by German publisher Gerhard Steidl in the film How to Make a Book with Steidl, which suggested his favourite scent was a ‘freshly printed book’. Wallpaper* asked him to work with avant-garde perfumer Geza Schoen to try and bottle that scent. Into the mix came Steidl’s friend and long-time collaborator Karl Lagerfeld, who designed the packaging and chose the name Paper Passion.

Read more at http://www.wallpaper.com/lifestyle/paper-passion-by-geza-schoen-steidl-wallpaper-and-karl-lagerfeld#KkpDgFKlKHtg1gVc.99

These Futuristic Perfumes Smell Like Things That Will Be Destroyed By Climate Change

Artist Catherine Young figured she better bottle up her favorite natural smells before they disappear.

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As climate change worsens, so will our collective sense of loss. Coastlines, cities, crops, and entire species will disappear. Artist Catherine Young has created a perfume line that bottles up the scents of things we enjoy today, but will be diminished—or gone—soon enough.

Read more at http://www.fastcoexist.com/3033245/these-futuristic-perfumes-smell-like-things-that-will-be-destroyed-by-climate-change

An Architectural Time Machine That Fires Scented Smoke Rings

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Young London designer Hee Park manipulates space using smell, sound, and touch.

In a 1967, J.G. Ballard published The Cloud Sculptures of Choral D, a short story about a retired pilot who pioneers the art of sculpting clouds. The story resonated with young architect Hee Park, who believes that architecture is performative – heavily reliant upon time, motion, and rhythm.

Read more at http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669934/an-architectural-time-machine-that-fires-scented-smoke-rings

“Olfactory art makes scents – and who nose where it might lead us?”

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“Olfactory art” – art concerned with smell – is currently a relatively minor field. But a growing number of contemporary artists are starting to explore the potentials of olfactory art. [Last] year’s Next Wave festival in Melbourne presents Smell You Later (May 1-11), a series of “scent-based encounters” in bathrooms, corridors, lobbies and stairwells of various festival venues.

More at: http://theconversation.com/olfactory-art-makes-scents-and-who-nose-where-it-might-lead-us-25643