Scented Paths & Fragrant Addresses: "Scent is Life" Exhibition


•An exciting new exhibition, which bears the title "Scent is Life" has opened and will be running through July 1 at the Esther M. Klein Gallery in Philadephia. The exhibition features 16 interractive installations incorporating 106 scents. Organizers, namely, perfumer Christopher Brosius of CB I Hate Perfume, the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the Esther M. Klein Gallery want people to become more aware of the role of smell in their lives and of the power of the fifth sense. One part of the exhibit is called "Autobiography" and showcases vials containing evocative scents such as Melting Snow, Crayon, Old Fur Coat, Doll Head, and Mitten. Another section called "Interpretation" regroups three different types of lillies scents to illustrate the significance of context and memory associations. There is a field of lillies, a perfume centered around lilly, and finally, an arrangement of lillies at a funeral. There is also an installation called "Pink Box Smells Green"; visitors are invited to put their heads into a box the color of bubble-gum and inhale the scent of freshly cut grass. The experience proves out to be slightly disorienting. There is also a section called "Day at the Beach". In it, people are given the opportunity to sniff scents such as Car Interior, Asphalt, Boardwalk, and Seashell.

Source: Article by Joann Loviglio, Associated Press Newswires, 29 May 2006. 

Photo Credit: Esther M. Klein Gallery


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