On a New York stage, a poet and art critic named Sadakichi Hartmann attempted the first perfume concert, and it was a disaster.
Researchers at University College London studied the scents of old books to better understand how to identify and protect “heritage smells.”
Researchers at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York are capturing the smell of its old books to reconstruct the building’s 1906 aroma.
In Famous Deaths, you experience the smells and sounds of the last four minutes of someone’s life, all while closed inside a metal mortuary drawer.
That color and smell have a sensory connection is long-established, but there’s debate about whether associating the smell of strawberries with red or smoke with black is something structured in our brains, based in language, or resulting from experience.
Christophe Laudamiel is not a purist. “I love fabric softener,” asserts the world-renowned perfumer turned high art dissident. While he’s no snob about lowbrow smells, his exhibition Phantosmia – All But the Smell, which opened on Wednesday at the Dillon Gallery in Chelsea, is an olfactory treat.
Phantosmia — or, the sensation of smell without a physical stimulus — features seven unique scent sculptures that intend to christen a new art form.