Extra! Extra! The Smell of Death….

My recent article for the LA Weekly is about the Institute of Art & Olfaction in Chinatown, a place where you can experiment with – and learn about – smells good and bad, and everything in between.

IAO wall of bottles c Saskia Wilson-Brown

Recently, in association with GHOULA, they ran a great event called Phantosmia, which sent you on a scavenger hunt across LA with vials of smell, all of which related to the death of a Hollywood celebrity.

Some of the smells were lovely – perfume or flowers – but some were much less pleasant…


IAO exterior c Saskia Wilson-Brown