On the Beach – Part 2

ambergrisIn my last blog post, we explored the types of smells associated with the seashore. However, there is one other important aromatic found, very occasionally, on the beach – ambergris. The name translates as ‘grey amber’ which gives a clue to its appearance. Ambergris can be found washed up on the shores of New Zealand, Australia and the Indian Ocean, and it has long held an important place in perfumery, as a medicine, aphrodisiac and incense. Originally it was thought to be bird excrement, or congealed gum or bitumen, or even a Continue reading

Scent-Enabled Movie: Poll Results Are Out!

Cover of "Ratatouille [Blu-ray]"

Cover of Ratatouille [Blu-ray]

Thank you to all of our readers that participated in voting for your top pick for scent-enabled movie!  We love your feedback.

This poll was a popular one with lots of votes for Pirates of the Caribbean.  Also, a wild card that was often voted in the “other” category was Pixar’s Ratatouille.  Although we did not consider Ratatouille when creating the poll, I love the idea of scent-enabling this film!  I would love to smell the Parisian kitchen and explore it with Remy!  The cheeses! The sauces!  The spices!

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Scent and Movies: The Next Dimension of Entertainment

Eadweard Muybridge & his “flying horse”, Black & White films, piano as soundtrack, the introduction of written & spoken dialogues, colors, motion seats until the introduction of 3D, film technology kept evolving and improving. But what’s missing?
…What if you could watch Avatar and smell the wild forest? Or maybe The Notebook, and being able to smell Ryan Gosling under the rain? (Sorry, I had to say that). Well, this  Continue reading