scottish scent

UK designer Kate McLean is the creator of sensory maps of cities including Paris, New York, and Newport, RI which engage touch, taste, and smell. Her most recent exhibit put the city of Glasgow on display at the Glasgow Science Centre. The city’s accord includes diesel, foliage, and sausage. Check out her blog on creating sensory maps here.

Scent Art in Kansas City

Norwegian-born artist, Sissel Tolaas is staging a new project that maps the smellscape of Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri through an interactive, mobile journey starting this Friday.

“Sissel Tolaas: SmellScape KCK/KCMO (2007-2012)”
Sept. 7-Oct. 31

Reception: 6-9 p.m. Friday
Artist talk: 1 p.m. Saturday
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.
1819 Grand Blvd. (816-421-6887)

olfactive geography

Calgon take me away!… Scholars Paul RodawayTracey Lauriault, and Marc Brosseau have been busy exploring connections between literature, geography, and olfaction. Their work provides academic theory to similar projects by scent artist Sissel Tolaas, as well as perfumes designed to transport people to various destinations, for example, Byredo, Le LaboMiller et Bertaux, Scent of Departure, Bond N° or time travel via Histoire de Parfums.

a fragrance for every fetish


Anoint your inner at Goth with perfumes from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

On the blood type diet? Go all out with Italian Blood Concept‘s blood type perfume.

Penchant for the island exotic? Escape to the tropics with EnVoyage‘s lush new fragrances, Nectar des Îles and Vents Ardents.

Indulge your historical curiosity in Daria Boyd’s historical fragrance line devoted to capturing the olfactory essence of famous historical figures like Billie Holiday and Abraham Licoln.

It’s Springtime in California…

and it’s time to tune up your noses:

Check out work by San Francisco scent artist Sita Bhaumik at the CCA MFA Show
May 12th 6pm-10pm, 1111 8th St San Francisco

Embrace the last days of one sweet sale:
Velvet and Sweet Pea Purrfumery is commemorating this year’s spectacular bee season with a sale.
From April 11-30, all liquid perfumes, crème perfumes, eau de parfum, colognes and limited edition perfumes will be Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off. All hail the queen bee! This is a marvelous opportunity to try a scent you have been coveting, and get another one of equal or lesser value at half the regular price. (Psst! Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is right around the corner on Sunday, May 8!)

I absolutely love the Purrfumery’s baroque floral fragrances. They are all natural and worth every pretty penny! Try the new Rose perfume!

To get in on the fun, email the Purrfumery or call 510-528-8040.