Have you ever gone to a movie and wanted to feel like you were really there? As if all the smells and sounds were real? This year at CES, ScentSciences released a bread loaf sized product that appeals to your nose…of all things. Movies that have been created with their ScentEditor software can make you smell all the smells that you would imagine to be on screen. It’s kind of a creepy way to put you more into the movie, but hey, smells are a sense we don’t use during a movie other than for popcorn, so why not?
There is a scent cartridge that can hold up to 20 distinct smells and any smells you want can be custom ordered. These cartridges should last up to 200 hours and needless to say that’s a lot of time to smell things. This weird device only costs $69 and $19 for the editor software. This probably is a really good idea to start incorporating into movies and such as scent and memory are closely connected, but it’s still a strange concept to me.