SMELL-IT 'Surround Sound' For The Nose

SMELL-IT is a concept presented by a French manufacturer of olfactory generators; it is intended to provide a complete array of smells for your nose for use in home media.


(From The SMELL-IT concept contains a number of disposable scent capsules)

The SMELL-IT concept contains a number of disposable scent capsules, which it can be programmed to release much like an automated scratch and sniff. The product design is quite slick, looking like a cross between a desktop speaker array and a jet-engine. According to the company’s website, Olf-Action currently supplies 40 different scents for their existing devices ranging from “hospital atomsphere” to “smell of cakes”.

Science fiction fans of course remember the scent-organ from Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World:

The scent-organ was playing a delightfully refreshing Herbal Capriccio - rippling arpeggios of thyme and lavender, of rosemary, basil, myrtle, tarragon; a series of daring modulations through the spice keys into ambergris; and a slow return through sandalwood, camphor, cedar, and newmown hay...
(Read more about Huxley's scent-organ)

From Olf-Action via MedGadget.

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