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Fifth Sense at How to Improve Your Sense of Smell with the Perfume Society

Fifth Sense’s Duncan Boak and Chrissi Kelly were invited by the Perfume society to attend one of their regular ‘How to Improve Your Sense of Smell’ workshops in London on 23rd April 2015. The workshops are designed to help Perfume Society Subscribers develop their olfactory ability and are delivered by the organisation’s co-founder Jo Fairley. Duncan and Chrissi […]

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Our Report on Anosmia Awareness Day 2015

27th February was Anosmia Awareness Day, and this year we highlighted it by running an awareness-raising campaign entitled ‘Long Lost Smell’. The campaign sought to highlight the evocative connection between smell and memory alongside the impact of smell loss. We asked people with a sense of smell to think what it might be like to […]

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#LongLostSmell – Anosmia Awareness Day – 27th February 2015

27th February is Anosmia Awareness Day, and as part of this we are running an online awareness and fundraising campaign entitled ‘Long Lost Smell’.  Smell and memory are deeply connected, and research has shown that memories recalled by smell alone have greater emotional resonance than those evoked by other sensory means. We’re asking people to take […]

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The Hidden Senses: The Secrets of Taste and Smell

Fifth Sense participated in the Hidden Senses event, part of the Being Human festival, held at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre on 21st November 2014.  The festival, in it’s first year, was delivered by the School of Advanced Study (SOAS) at the University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and […]

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Fifth Sense 2014 Conference Report

We’re very pleased to report on the success of the second annual Fifth Sense conference, which represented a significant milestone in our efforts to provide support and advice to our community of people affected by smell and taste disorders. Over 100 Fifth Sense members joined delegates from the academic community and fragrance industry at the University of […]

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An Olfactory History of London – Alex Rhys-Taylor

Those of you who read the blog post about the Fifth Sense charity launch on 15th March 2014 will be familiar with the name of Alex Rhys-Taylor.  Alex is an Urban Sociologist at Goldsmiths College with a particular interest in the ways in which we experience cities through the senses. He opened our launch event […]

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Design with Scents 2014

Design with Scents is the world’s only workshop focused on the design of a fragrance for a specific space or environment.   The week-long programme includes an in-depth look at how fragrances are designed, including the different scent families and ingredients used in fragrance manufacture.  Fifth Sense Founder Duncan Boak studied the course in 2013 ( […]

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Apolline Saillard – Olfaction: Not Invisible Anymore

Central Saint Martins student Apolline Saillard recently completed her MA Communications Design project on anosmia, which featured contributions from Fifth Sense members.  Here’s Fifth Sense’s Sarah Page to tell us more. ‘Unknown Quantities’ is the title of a joint publication by MA Culture, Criticism and Curation and MA Communication Design students of Central Saint Martins […]

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Custard tarts all round at Tart Off in Bristol

The inaugural ‘Tart Off’ – a competition to find Bristol’s best custard tart – was held on 10th July 2014, with amateur and professional bakers from all over the city taking part. Fifth Sense Regional Coordinator Cath Pike didn’t let her anosmia deter her from putting on her apron and getting up to her elbows in […]

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Fifth Sense at Farsley Festival

We took part in the Farsley Festival in Leeds on Monday 26th May, and chose a prime location to talk about smell and taste to people – right next to the stall selling home-made pizza from the pizza oven in Farsley churchyard! Perhaps unsurprisingly, what worked particularly well was the jelly bean taste test (getting […]

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Fifth Sense at Farsley Festival, Leeds, 26th May 2014

Fifth Sense has a stand at the 2014 Farsley Festival in Leeds.  We’ll be demonstrating how we plan on delivering the UK’s first National Smell and Taste Survey by testing people’s sense of smell.  We’ll also be demonstrating the difference between taste and flavour, and getting people to connect smell and memory. This year the Tour […]

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Fifth Sense visits the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

On 22nd April Fifth Sense visited the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to meet geneticist Dr Darren Logan and his colleague Gabi Gurria. Many of our followers will have heard of Darren as he spoke at the Fifth Sense Charity Launch in March. His and Gabi’s work at the Sanger Institute is focused on understanding the […]

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