> scentification >
> lieke de blank
graphic design student
artez academy of arts, arnhem (nl)
info@liekedeblank.com <
Mostly smells are described by referring to its source. Nowadays new smells are emerging due to technological improvements.

Experiencing current smells for which we have no description, for there are hardly any words or comparisons. By gathering elements, the scientific background and latin terms of different scents, I tried to assemble a new vocabulary for those contemporary smells.

The created terms combined as a selection give a much more complete idea of a smell as opposed to one word. Together they come much closer to capturing the entirety of a scent, but on the other hand also show the impossibility of trying to capture this abstract sense.