olfactory art, research and design
Whether derived from nature, or chemically constructed, odourant molecules have the ability to profoundly affect our behaviour, emotions and associations. At Odorama we will actively engage with our senses and explore everything that reaches and affects the nose. We will consider olfactory history and design that is experimental and challenging. And introduce you to the fragrance as a work of art in itself.
A must-smell exhibition at VU
Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed: In Search of Lost Scents
Co-curated by the mind behind our Odorama series, Caro Verbeek, the exhibition entitled Aromatic Art (Re-)constructed: In Search of Lost Scents on view in the main building of VU is an extensive historical journey around scents and fragrances. Ever wondered how the Battle of Waterloo or a 18th…
Smells like ... Microbes?
Your perfume may soon be produced by bacteria
The traditional perfume industry is strongly linked to the availability of specific odorants. As their harvest is depending on weather conditions and is therefore uncertain, scientists came up with a smart replacement.
Adventurously absorbing alcoholic aromas
The recognisable scent alcoholic drinks produce can be intense when you have not had one yourself, and at the wrong time of day give the impression of not really having your life together. Still, most of us enjoy an occasional beverage. Here are some fun facts on their fragrance.
Follow your beak
Natural nasal navigation in nautical natives
Imagine being a gull in your natural habitat: hovering over a great sea. Waves that constantly change shape, no points of recognition whatsoever, just a blue world above as well as below. How would you know where you left your nest?