Skip to comments.Get A Whiff of This: Smell-O-Vision
Posted on 10/13/2011 7:56:23 AM PDT by Red Badger
In our collective consciousness, the French have a reputation for scent. Cut into a wheel of Roquefort, uncork a vintage bottle of Petrus or a flacon of Parisian perfume and you'll smell what I mean.
So, it should come as no surprise that French company, Olf-Action, has developed SMELLIT, a device designed to aromatically enhance the video games and movies of your home entertainment system.
A cluster of what look like six miniature jet turbines affixed to a stand presumably will blast out synchronized odors that correspond with onscreen activity. SMELLIT hasn't officially been released yet, but it's due for its public unveiling this month at the 2011 Lisbon Design Show in Portugal.
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Olf-Action has a similar system already in use for movie theaters called Odoravision. Assuming that SMELLIT will employ the same kind of cartridge based scent system, home gamers and movie buffs can look forward to the pleasant whiffs of cut grass, cake and the seaside to heighten their experience. Some of the more nose-plugging scents include burned gasoline, horse and bathroom odor. Check out a full roster of Odoravision smells here.
I know h ow to kill this immediately.
Debut it with either Janeane Garofalo or the Occupy Wallstreet protestors on the screen.
There’s such a thing as too much realism.
No thanks. I don’t need to smell blood when I kill something onscreen.
I clicked on this because I thought it was about the fleabaggers. I’ve been robbed!
Smell Frenchies? No thanks.
I wonder how it would handle the “car scene” from “Hollywood Nights”?
My Daddy didn't have much use for the French. He served in World War II and always told me the only good military force they had was their Foreign Legion, made up of non-French.
But they did like their smells.
This, he said, was the difference between making Limburger cheese and blue cheese:
Blue cheese is made by hanging a sack of sour milk in the outhouse for two months.
Limburger is made by hanging a sack of sour crap in the milk house for two months.
smells like old fish.......
Blue cheese is my favorite. Do you like cheese?..........
A mixture of multi-day old sweat, rancid skin oil, and an exploded bakery with a hint of pastchouli.
[Don’t forget the skin fungus!]
“The ultimate in video game realism! Occupy Wallstreet!”
Perhaps a mod for Duke Nukem Forever?
From FOXNews' article "Epic Fails: Netflix Qwikster and 5 Other Products People Didn't Want"
"3. iSmell. A company called DigiScents came out with a concept for a gadget in early 2001 that would add smells to go along with the websites you visit and the emails you read. It was arguably a clever idea: Different odor modules within the device spat out bits of scent to create just the right smell. The problem? Who wants a stinky web page? PC World magazine named it one of the world's worst products."
This was attempted decades ago. The problem was the odor lingered long after the scene had changed. For instance, the scene showed a man frying bacon. The aroma of bacon filled the theater. Then the scene changed with the same man on a subway. But the theater goer could still smell the bacon.
I would rather smell bacon than a subway.............
“Blazing Saddles”. You know you want to see it with this.
I wonder how it would handle the “Barf-O-Rama” scene from “Stand by Me” ?
I love cheese, including blue cheese. But I can never eat it without thinking about what Dad told me.
That is a blessing in disguise..........