A public nuisance

The Irwindale City Council has voted unanimously to declare the spicy smell of Sriracha hot sauce production a public nuisance.

Once the council adopts an expected official resolution at its next meeting, hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods will have about 90 days to mitigate the odor, which residents say burns their eyes and throats at certain times of day.

— Remember that Sriracha dispute in So Cal? Read more at Irwindale Council declares Sriracha smell a public nuisance at the Los Angeles Times.

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Notes of toffee and apple

Taking a cue from the designer perfume line’s Déliria fragrance, which features notes of toffee and apple, the first course of Nova Scotia Salmon incorporates citrus-cured apple and grain mustard. The second course includes guests’ choice of Atlantic Black Cod, served with carrots and roasted garlic fumet, or the Omaha Beef Tenderloin with smoked potato mousseline and Bordelaise syrup, both of which are inspired by the saffron, whiskey, lavender, and rose bouquet found in L’Artisan’s Skin on Skin.

— Los Angeles restaurant Patina is offering a Valentine's Day dinner inspired by L'Artisan Parfumeur's Explosion d'Emotion trio. Read more at Patina Partners with L’Artisan Parfumeur for Valentine’s Day Dinner at Haute Living.

The first recorded public scent concert in North America

In 1902, a New York based art critic, writer and grand eccentric presented the first recorded public scent concert in North America: A Trip to Japan in Sixteen Minutes. This man was called Sadakichi Hartmann, and the concert was an unmitigated fiasco.

 — The Institute for Art and Olfaction will recreate that concert at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, January 9 through 12. Tickets are limited but free; read more here.

The Institute for Art and Olfaction

The Institute for Art and Olfaction logo

The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a new organization devoted to the art and science of perfumery, is scheduled to open in Los Angeles in March 2013:

Founder Saskia Wilson-Brown has partnered with programming director Kóan Jeff Baysa, creative director Micah Hahn, and an advisory board of thirteen experts in perfumery and public art to launch The Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO). Devoted to multi-arts experimentation…

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