Cabinet Magazine, "an award-winning quarterly magazine of art and culture", is hosting a smell installation, "Recent addition to the permanent collection", at their space at 300 Nevins Street in Brooklyn:
Cabinet is pleased to announce the opening of Recent addition to the permanent collection, an invisible modification of the Cabinet event space by Nadia Wagner that invokes change, decay, and prestige via the use of a signature of the scent of oak moss.
Oak moss (Evernia Prunastri) is a natural lichen which has a very lovely, smooth, and slightly musty odor. Highly sought after as an ingredient in perfumes in the nineteenth century, the use of natural oak moss declined after 1898, when a single part of its odor profile, Evernyl, was isolated and synthesized for the first time and became an ingredient in a range of famous 1920s perfumes and, via the vagaries of cold war fashion, 1970s men's colognes.
[...] For her installation at Cabinet, Nadia Wagner will be bombing the building with Evernyl, a scent that is much stranger and more persistent than the landlord has been led to expect.
The event runs through August 8, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6. For details, see the Cabinet website. Many thanks to Nancy for the link!