Rachel Barfield

Aroma Lab Tutor


Rachel Barfield during the Open aroma lab - Jiyoung Lee

I am an olfactory artist from The Hague. Coming from the Royal Academy of Arts with a background in Neuroscience and Biology, I focus my research on scent function and its reactionary effects.

Using my science background, I enjoy playing with abstraction and fantasy in the reconstruction of scent making / scent installations. Often my works focus on themes of contradiction and opposing elements and combining them in the same space. In a versatile nature my works span from scented representation of the stages of death in 'Scents of Death' - to creating scents from the 'Harlem Renaissance' era - to extermination methods of Japanese Knotweed.  






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