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Culture

I Went to an Armpit Sniffing Class

Participants in the class had their armpit scents analyzed by strangers in the hopes of learning something new about themselves.
Jennifer Swann
7.24.17
But seriously

Why Are Perfume Adverts Always So Terrible?

They're all the same, and they're all shit. I asked some industry experts why.
Marianne Eloise
3.19.17
Design

The Best Cocoa Perfume Comes from a Chocolate Bottle

When a fragrance artist teams up with a chocolatier, the results are simply delicious.
Boris Bischoff
9.28.15
Design

The More You Sweat, the Better This Perfume Smells

Queen’s University Ionic Liquid Laboratories just changed your subway ride forever.
Sami Emory
4.2.15
Art

The Future Is Here, And It's a Japanese Pop Concert

Daito Manabe teams up with Japanese pop group Perfume to take projection-mapped performances to the next level.
Beckett Mufson
3.23.15
Music

Punk Supergroup Slink Is Making Christmas Even Gayer Than It Already Was

In honor of the gayest holiday of the year, gay indie supergroup Slink released a smelly perfume and new music video with Los Angeles cult hero Angelyne.
John Tuite
12.22.14
Stuff

The Most Intimate Sense: Notes from a Fragrant Book Party

Master perfumer Mandy Aftel delighted us during the party for her new book, <i>Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent.</i> “Scent is about luxury,” she says. “It’s tied to emotion and memory, to the irrational.”
Dina Nayeri
7.8.14
Fashion

Meet the Artist Behind the BO-Scented Foldout in 'Harper's Bazaar'

If you subscribe to <em>Harper’s Bazaar</em>, and if you enjoy the perfume foldouts, then there is a good chance you’ve smelled the body odor of artist Martynka Wawrzyniak.
Whitney Kimball
5.30.14
Words

This is What Electronic Music Smells Like

Tim Hecker, Kode9 and Ben Frost have all written music, and helped create scents, for Unsound Festival's Ephemera project.
Daniel Dylan Wray
4.29.14
Art

Japanese Art Collective Turns Gallery Visitors Into Dancing, Downloadable GIFs

This is the best next-gen souvenir thinkable.
Zach Sokol
10.23.13
Stuff

This Is What Happens When You Wear Semen-Scented Perfume

Secretions Magnifique is a synthetic concoction that's supposed to smell like a combination of semen, blood, and breast milk. It's $88 and not even the celebrities who shop at perfume boutiques really want it. I wore it for five days.
Allie Conti
3.15.13
Music

Japanese Girl Pop Trio Perfume And Their Crew Of Holograms Poised To Take Over The World

<p>If you think American pop is extravagant, wait til you see this.</p>
Erica Huang
10.17.12
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