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.

New Fall Fragrances

Botanically inspired Ineke Perfumes has just released two new fragrances for your perfume library.

Sweet William is fresh yet softly spicy scent. It evokes a walk though an apple orchard from the Anthropologie Floral Curiosities line is available now at Click here for a limited-time giveaway.

Forget everything you thought you knew about gardenia scents. Ineke’s Letter H for Hothouse Flower is grand dame instead of granny.  It is the perfect accompaniment to either a chic pencil skirt or an evening dress. The latest addition to the alphabet series is a rare earthy gardenia fragrance now available at with free shipping on orders placed before September 30th.

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)

scented menus of the future

Designers have come up with the idea for a great device: an odor menu.The device would allow the visually impaired to browse and select menu items by their smell. How various dishes’ scents would be captured and then diffused has yet to be created. Such an invention might revolutionize the world of dining for all.