NTAA22 FINALIST: Peter De Cupere - Olfactory

Olfabet is an odour alphabet, to read words and texts by smelling. With every breath we (unconsciously) smell. By linking specific scents to letters, we can expand our ability to read and learn.

Olfabet is the combination of the words olfactory and alphabet. Olfactory means relating to the sense of smell. The better you learn the Olfabet, the faster you will be able to differentiate and smell the scents in sequence. Several odour letters form a scent accord, which can be recognised immediately as a word without having to smell the odours separately.

The documentary "The making of the Olfabet" features the testimonials of the 7 scent ambassadors. The Olfabet was and is developed from their experiences as blind or visually impaired people.