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 Anthropologie.com. 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 Ineke.com 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)
Inside the Mind of a Perfumer
Check out the Atlantic Monthly’s recent interview with Christopher Brosius of New York’-based perfume label CB I Hate Perfume.
join the club
Do you not want to belong to any club that would accept people like you as a member? MIN New York is launching an olfactory club called Fragrance Flight. They currently have two levels of membership which curate scent experiences for you.
perfumes to pair with a pencil skirt
Yosh, winner of the gold medal at the SF Artisan Fragrance salon, and Ineke are celebrating two new fragrances for the fall season.
Check out the fatal beauty of Yosh’s smoky herbal Sombra Negra, available at Barneys.
Ineke’s letter H in her perfume alphabet series, Hothouse Flower, is an elegant take on gardenia.
how we came to smell bad
It might not be your diet, genes, or bathing habits. The advertising industry has a major hand in perceptions of body odor. A recent Smithsonian article uncovers the history of advertising and odor management.
degree zero of smell
Filmmaker Jacob LaMendola’s video piece Anosmia attempts to convey the unusual experience of the world without a sense of smell.
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.
scent in space
NASA attempt to capture the olfactive experience of space to bring to museum exhibits in the near future.