Scentsationalism

Olfactory experiences derived from ordinary objects

Implications - Everyday objects are emitting fragrances as essential parts of their key features, thereby severing the line between function and sensory experience. As mood-lifting smells tend to linger in our psyche and trigger fond memories, infusing run-of-the-mill items with aromatic qualities may enhance user satisfaction.
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383,545 Total Clicks
Jan 09 - Oct 09
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Scented USB Drives - Jean Paul Gaultier's 'Le Male' Key Makes Your Workstation Smell Nice
SCORE 4.3
Average 7,328 Clicks Pub: Aug 25, 09
Scented USB Drives
Jean Paul Gaultier's 'Le Male' Key Makes Your Workstation Smell Nice
Fans of Jean Paul Gaultier’s iconic ‘Le Male’ fragrance now have a USB key that gently emits the fragrance as they work. It’s a bit like a really sophisticated plug-in air freshener, but with an infinitely… [More]
Aroma Jockeying - ODO7 Gives Off Different Smells at Night Clubs For A Scentual Atmosphere
SCORE 4
Average 5,511 Clicks Pub: Jan 3, 09
Aroma Jockeying
ODO7 Gives Off Different Smells at Night Clubs For A Scentual Atmosphere
ODO7, or aroma jockeying, is a delicious new trend you might get to experience in a night club near you in the not-so-distant future (if you haven’t had the pleasure already.) JWT predicted a rise in ODO7… [More]
Scented Movies - Smellit Incorporates The Sense Of Smell Into Home Entertainment
SCORE 1.5
Untested 5,348 Clicks Pub: Mar 17, 09
Scented Movies
Smellit Incorporates The Sense Of Smell Into Home Entertainment
While watching TV in 3D is still considered an incredible innovative, Smellit is taking television to the next level by incorporating the sense of smell. The Smellit uses 118 scent cartridges connected… [More]
Scent-Based Clocks - 'Flavor of Time' Has Capsulized Smells to Signal Hours of the Day
SCORE 2.1
Untested 4,335 Clicks Pub: Mar 31, 09
Scent-Based Clocks
'Flavor of Time' Has Capsulized Smells to Signal Hours of the Day
Designer Hyun Choi wondered how telling time using senses other than sight and sound might affect our experience of time. To delve into the idea, he came up with the process of capturing and releasing… [More]
Aromatherapy Alarms - Introducing the 'Fragrance Releasing Talking Cat Alarm Clock'
SCORE 2.9
Mild 3,182 Clicks Pub: Jun 12, 09
Aromatherapy Alarms
Introducing the 'Fragrance Releasing Talking Cat Alarm Clock'
This ‘Fragrance Releasing Talking Cat Alarm Clock’ does exactly what its name implies. If your alarm clock is barely doing the trick to wake you in the morning, maybe it is time to try something new.… [More]
Scratch & Sniff Movies - Moviegoers Experience Smell of Rotten Meat & Dusty Books
SCORE 1.6
Untested 3,423 Clicks Pub: Apr 12, 09
Scratch & Sniff Movies
Moviegoers Experience Smell of Rotten Meat & Dusty Books
Scratch and sniff items are a very old concept; however, what I love about this particular example is how stylishly Bompas & Parr have managed to pull it off. Peter Greenaway’s classic book “The Cook,… [More]
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