Scents of Conditions – Peter de Cupere


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‘Scents of Conditions’ are a serie of three different scented smoke benches realised by Peter de Cupere in 2017.

Through a series of delicate mechanisms created by the artist, each of these three benches envelopes the unsuspecting visitor that takes a seat with the scent of a particular condition accompanied by smoke.

The first bench, made of wood, gives off the scent of unadulterated nature comprised of notes of grass, wood and flowers. This is inspired by De Cupere’s nostalgia of a time when one could easily access a far less polluted nature than what those inhabiting urban spaces typically experience nowadays.

The second bench – made from stone – exhausts fumes of industrial pollution. This bench presents a stark juxtaposition to the delicate setting of a Venetian garden, stirring an immediate reaction to an urgent matter.

The final bench is white and surrounds the unsuspecting visitor in a cloud of smell commonly associated with human bodies that have only recently lost life. The scent of death is precisely created for its emotional potency and the profound effect it has on those present.

This video shows Peter on one of the benches:

It’s amazing how productive one person can be! There are so many projects from Peter that are relevant for the smell art scene!

Yours, Fran



Lisbon – here we come!


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Ohhh how much I was looking forward to have a little sunny vacation in these dark winterdays!

Good food, tasty wines and the best company… What else do you need?!?

We discover Lisbon for the next days with all its beauty.

I wish you already a great new years celebration!!! Let’s go for a fantastic 2018 😉

Yours, Fran

Woman can smell Parkinson’s disease


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A British woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease has helped scientists discover 10 molecules linked to the condition which could lead to the first diagnostic test.

Joy Milne, conducting an experiment by sniffing a t-shirt to see if it’s owner has Parkinson’s disease.

It all began when Mrs Milne claimed she detected a change in the odour of her husband six years before he was diagnosed with the condition.

When researchers conducted tests with Mrs Milne they found that she was indeed able to distinguish people living with Parkinson’s from people without the condition by smelling skin swabs taken from both groups.

Scientists have now find 10 molecules that they believe Mrs Milne is sniffing 

In one case, Mrs Milne identified an individual who had Parkinson’s, but at the time had not been diagnosed yet with the condition, because the person had no symptoms.

Now scientists have identified the 10 molecules which appear in high concentration of the skin swabs from Parkinson’s patients.

Our future looks much brighter! Happy holidays for you! Yours, Fran   Ähnliches Foto

The ultimate personal fragrance – a skin smell enhancer


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After its body care range Body Hero, Glossier is now launching its first fragrance, celebrating everyone’s unique scent. On their website it says the following: “You’ll find that You makes a good first impression, and lives up to it as time goes on. Each note was chosen and balanced to allow the juice to be both long-lasting and true to how it smells at the beginning, without changing as it dries down. In other words, it’s heavy on the base notes. Mostly it smells like you: that familiar human-y note that makes up the body of what you’re smelling. Creamy, sparkling, clean, warm. That’s You.”

*please be advised that the formula comes incomplete; You are the first ingredient*

The three base notes melt in with your skin
_ambrette: comfy, warm
_ambrox: smooth, salty, animalistic
_musk: long-lasting, addictive

And a mix of top notes say “nice to meet you!” without overpowering the base…
_iris root: earthy, green, woody
_pink pepper: spice, sparkling

Interesting concept! Enjoy your week. Yours, Fran

Do your own Rum at home!


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Bramsrum is a surprising innovation of the traditional spirits bottle. The BRUM bottle speeds up the aging process of the alcohol considerably and moves it from the distillers cellars to your living room. 

Distillates, such as rum and whiskey, grow in quality by prolonged aging in oak casks. During this process, the wood gives off its flavor and the most volatile compounds evaporate through the wood, called: ‘The Angels’ Share’. It is the evaporation of this “angels’ share” which makes the beverage become softer and rounder. By replacing part of the bottle with a section of oak the BRUM bottle combines the best of both worlds: the benefits of a bottle and the aging qualities of a barrel.

Another example of the DIY trend. Indeed, we can do it ourselves! Yours, Fran

3D architectural cakes… crazy delicious!


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Not because I’m hungry… no no… just because its so beautiful to look at 😉

Dinara Kasko’s sculptural cakes are carved from sheets of chocolate. What happend is that the multilayered, three-dimensional works of artist JosĂ© Margulis have been transformed into tasty treats by architect-turned-patisserie chef Dinara Kasko.

“It had to be an installation-performance where the art was created by JosĂ© Margulis and then transformed by me into an edible piece of art which would be later consumed – thus disappear,”

Beautiful visuals can already make me happy!!! Hope you too! Yours, Fran

Fragranced lingerie – for sexy moments?!?


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The partnership between By Kilian fragrances and Fleur Du Mal lingerie gets us to a glamorous level with their new line of scented lingerie. Respective brand founders Kilian Hennessy and Jennifer Zuccarini have joined forces ahead of the holiday season to create a range of undergarments, robes, night sets, and even lace cuffs ($68 to $595), all infused with one of Kilian’s most-loved fragrances.

Fleur Du Mal

“There’s something intriguing and intimate about fragrance and lingerie that I’ve always wanted to explore,” Zuccarini says. “With this collection, we’ve been able to add an element of sensuality that enhances the experience of intimacy.”

So, what makes these pieces different from simply misting your panties with your favorite fragrance?  The lace of each item is actually infused with fragrance enclosed in gel micro-capsules, which are designed to last anywhere from 4 to 5 washes.

The scent in question? Kilian’s Love, Don’t Be Shy ($260;, which is a sweet, sensual mix of honeysuckle, caramelized sugar, jasmine, bergamot, and vanilla that plays well with the chemistry of your skin.

I wish you a lovely rest of the week! Yours, Fran

Tippling Club’s new cocktail menu celebrates senses, not preferences


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Eight years after it introduced Singapore to the possibilities of progressive cuisine and modernist cocktails, Tippling Club remains ahead of the curve.

For its latest drinks list, chef-owner Ryan Clift and head bartender Joe Schofield teamed up with perfume house International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) to kick start the design process. Instead of relying on an expressed fruit peel to lay a final aromatic touch to an already designed cocktail, the duo wanted to begin with a scent – and quite literally lead customers by the nose.

Makes me hungry for more funky home creations 😉

Yours, Fran

Soothe your baby with your familiar heartbeat and unique smell


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Hugsy is part of a collaboration between Kickstarter, the Dutch Design Foundation and several Dutch Design projects. This project is now on Kickstarter and was showcased during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

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In short, this is how the Hugsy works:

how it works

So when the baby is falling asleep without having the mom close, it can still hear her heartbeat and smell her unique scent.

Bildergebnis fĂŒr hugsy kickstarter

Here is a nice video to get the full story!

It‘s obviously just a replacement for real physical contact, but a good start!

Yours, Fran

*** BRAND NEW ***


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Hello people,

I’m happy to tell you that nowadays I am offering workshops as well. It’s all about creativity with mixing scent & flavor.


Check out the Airbnb From Flowers to Syrup experience for instance.

For more options, just click the ‘Workshop‘ button on my blog.

Gin Gallery

The idea is to host groups for bachelor parties, team building events, or gift sets that you create for friends. Great Christmas present as well!

Let’s mix & match together! I’m happy to inspire you. Yours, Fran