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Friday scent of the day 4/29

Thierry Mugler Spring 2016

Ah, Friday! Our community project for this week: wear one of your “top 10 of spring” fragrances (unless it’s fall where you are, in which case wear one of your “top 10 of fall” scents).

What fragrance did you pick? As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you’re not participating in the community project.

I went with Thierry Mugler Oriental Express, from Erin’s Top 10 list. It’s perfect for the almost-but-not-quite-spring weather we’re having here today.

Reminder: on 5/6, wear a fragrance from Tom Ford, if you have one…

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Take a whiff

On Wednesday night, in the basement theater of New York's Rubin Museum, audience members were passed a squat metal cylinder and instructed to take a whiff before passing it along to their neighbor. On a projection screen, an animated movie called Alex and Wonderland followed the daydreams of an androgynous cartoon character as he travels the world from jungle to beach.

As the hero's adventures unfolded, the device released a corresponding "scent track"—the sweet scent of pineapple or an overwhelming burst of suntan lotion—that heightened the sensorial experience in a way similar to how a music score would.

— Read more at The Harvard Professor Who Is Digitizing Scent at Co.Design. If you have access to the New Yorker, you might also read Will Smell Ever Come to Smartphones? Hat tip to everyone who sent me links to the various articles about the Cyrano device!