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Nose 08, Addictive substances

Nose 08, Addictive substances

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  • Publisher: NEZ ÉDITIONS
  • Language: French & English
  • Publication date: 11/2019
  • Number of pages: 160

Published twice a year, Nose explores the world around us through our sense of smell. It provides insight into the vital role that olfactory sensations play in our lives, in a fresh approach that encompasses art, literature, science, history, food and fragrance. Please note that Nez has been available in English since issue 3. The first two issues are only available in French.

In this number :

Perfume poisoning

Yvresse, Dior Addict, Opium, Obsession... Allusions to illicit products and the language of addiction have long been associated with perfumery. But can perfume really be addictive? To answer this question, let's not forget that perfume itself maintains an age-old addiction to alcohol! Because if perfumery was born from smoke, it is its love affair with ethanol which allowed the development of the industry.

You only need to look at the canine nose to see that there is a link between narcotics and olfaction; but what is the relationship between our sense of smell and addictive substances?

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