Thank heavens for more innovative technology at the park. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, just a hop from Newark, NJ is hosting the “Story of Scent,” a free walking tour of the natural smells narrated by a voice recording accessed through cell phones.
The tours are ongoing May – Setptember 2012 from 8 am – dusk
353 East Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07962
Dr Denise Chen, director of the Human Olfaction laboratory at Rice University, recently gave a talk about current theories on the relationship between olfaction and emotion.
Check out one of the most active olfactive artists, Peter De Cupere. His works include a piano that makes scent instead of notes, a massive tree trunk suspended an infused with odors meant to induce sadness, a garbage bag full of urban funk, and a smoke room.
Ever wondered what David Bowie’s fey dark prince from Labyrinth might smell like? The noses behind Black Alchemy Lab give you a whiff along with other scents inspired by the movie.
Here are some tips about how to retrain your nose and palate for healthier cravings. Eating ethnic foods with more bitter, spicy or vinegary flavors can help Americans get leaner.
Read up on the latest psychoanalysis of the human experience of smell from Psychology Today online.
Evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar unpacks the olfactive variable of heterosexual attraction.
Odin and Snarkitecture have teamed up to bring New Yorkers a gorgeous perfume art installation at 330 E 11th street NYC.
Read a brief interview with Byredo’s Ben Gorham on his logophilic creative process.
Let’s hope it’s not children. New York, PHEW York, and other children’s fiction books are breaking new ground, and wind, apparently, in scented literature. New York is said to bring the streets of NYC alive through gum and ice cream as well as farts and dog poop.
Photo: Nicolas Zurcher