Handy smellscaping resource
Allen probed scent-based experiences in New Zealand during COVID-19-related lockdowns.
Recent research elevates our understanding of olfactory experiences.
Neuroscience research indicates that the effects of scents on our lives are robust, long-lasting, and present even when scent concentrations are extraordinarily low. What do designers and other people who are not actively working in the scenting industry need to know about managing the odors of spaces and objects?
Chen and Spence investigated how smelling particular sorts of odors influenced perceptions of facial attractiveness; it seems likely that their findings can also be applied in other contexts.
Synergizing for best results
Researchers have investigated the consequences of smelling the sorts of odors present in deserts when it rains.
Erraiaa and teammates evaluated the importance of aligning scents experienced in a store with brand image.
Some researchers are suggesting that smell and taste be considered one sensory channel, not two.
An exhibit at the Museum of Craft and Design (San Francisco; February 12 to June 5, 2022, “Living with Scents”) focuses on scent-based experiences.