The Phenomenon of Olfactory Time
academic publication / research

The Phenomenon of Olfactory Time

Perfume is a time art in the same way that film and music are time arts. In order to qualify as perfume or film or music, each must engage its medium with transitions, displacements, and modifications that indicate a debt with time. Without time’s passing, perfume would have no means to realise itself, leaving two options: either existing as unrealised potential on the skin (or bottle, or blotter) that never reaches the nose, or pervading as an omnipresent flat sensation that never changes. Transience, development, and diffusion are absolutely fundamental to the olfactory experience. Whilst perfume has to testify to time, what kind of time and how it does so is the subject of this discourse. Continue reading

SCI @ Esxence 2016 Update
media coverage / roundtable / talks & presentations / video

SCI @ Esxence 2016 Update

SCI was represented at the Esxence 2016 in Milano with two events that are now available to view online: THURSDAY, MARCH 31st @ 12.30 p.m. Roundtable: Judging & Criticism in Artistic Perfumery Panel: Saskia Wilson-Brown (Institute for Art & Olfaction) Marlen Elliot Harrison (Fragrantica) Bodo Kubartz (Passion & Consulting) Moderator: Claus Noppeney (Bern University of Applied Sciences) You … Continue reading

SCI at Esxence 2016 in Milano
roundtable

SCI at Esxence 2016 in Milano

If you’re at Esxence 2016 in Milano next week, join us on: THURSDAY, MARCH 31st @ 12.30 p.m. Roundtable: Judging & Criticism in Artistic Perfumery Moderated by: Claus Noppeney (Bern University of Applied Sciences, Scent Culture Institute), with: Saskia Wilson-Brown (Institute for Art & Olfaction, Art & Olfaction Awards), Marlen Elliot Harrison (Fragrantica), and Bodo … Continue reading