LIMEN Studio is project by Diletta Tonatto and Michele Tiberio, creates fragrances and olfactory experiences based on the digital, and for the digital. Starting from data analyses, AI, LIMEN enriches online interactions and expands the digital world through the sense of smell.
LIMEN believes that combining the sense of smell with the digital can represent a unique tool to fill the experiential and emotional incompleteness we sometimes experience in the online world. We are witnessing a new, or to be more precise, wider and deeper, kind of experiences that have the internet as a foundation but that will not only be acoustic and visual experiences, they want to involve the user in her/his physicality, motricity, bringing into play the proprioception using new AR and VR devices, but also different technologies that stimulate the other human senses. We believe that combining the sense of smell with the digital can represent an extremely powerful tools for communication and interaction. The digital experience, until now has been mediated by devices consisting of a screen and a series of interfaces: initially, the feedback that came from the digital world were based solely on sound and images that flowed on the screen, LIMEN is going to expand the perception of the digital world through the sense of smell. Why the sense of smell? Olfactory communication bypasses verbal language and is subjective; smells are emotions.
The sense of smell has the strong power to recall memories and , with a scent we can, while standing still, travel a thousand miles. Adding olfactory component to digital experience has a huge potential.
If you could smell the perfume of your digital identity, would you recognize yourself?
Musk, cinnamon, patchouli, jasmine, smoked leather and animal notes perfectly balance in the first perfume of a real person’s digital identity, created with an artificial intelligence.
First batch of only 100 pieces has been bottled in November, 2021.
Re-generate is an experiential perfume that reflects and provides a space to engage with being in between, ambiguity is presented and dualism of existence challenged.
A walk into the forest, foggy, humid, earthy and wild. A drop of sweat. Amber. Metal.