The annual World Science Festival returns to New York with several great events, including an activity focused on fragrance. The International Flavors and Fragrances Smell Lab will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2012, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (free admission) at Washington Square Park.
“The International Flavors and Fragrances Smell Lab is an engaging, interactive, hands-on educational experience designed to illuminate the science of olfaction, the complexity of scents, and the chemistry and art of perfumery. Suitable for all ages.
Design Your Own Fragrance– Learn how to create your own custom fragrances using IFF molecules—discovering the science and art of fragrance building in the process. At the end, you’ll get to name and take home your very own, one-of-a-kind fragrance.
Center stage – All-day long, the Smell Lab will feature interactive demonstrations from IFF chemists, perfumers, and neuroscientist Stuart Firestein, who will describe how our emotions are connected to the sense of smell.
Meet the IFF Scientists – IFF chemists and fragrance scientists will be on hand all day to talk about the wondrous science of smell.”