Since iSmell’s failure, Activating “ad-hoc” scents is something that many people may not know they can do. Thanks to smell synthesizers you can activate personalised scents at events, in private rooms, in marketing actions, virtual reality or even in cinemas! Here we want to show you how you can offer sensory experiences through scent generators:
- What is needed to activate the smell of chocolate, rain or gunpowder?
- How does a scent generator work?
- What types of scents can be activated?
- How are the scent capsules/cartridges replaced?
- Can you use your own scents/fragrances and can you develop more scents?
- How much does a scent generator cost?
- What distance/space do the scent generators cover?
- How long does the scent last in the room?
- Are the scents safe?
- How scents can be activated?
- Scent generator vs. masks
- Applications for scent generators
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What is needed to activate the smell of chocolate, rain or gunpowder?
The answer is simple: to activate personalised scents you need a scent generator. A software-activated scent generator is a smart device that supports commands to activate the scent of your choice at the time you want…
Yes yes… we know… it sounds like magic… In reality the aroma generators contain a limited number of scents… Smell cannot be stimulated electrically… Some research has been done with electrodes, but can you imagine having to wear a hat like this to enjoy a sensory experience?
It doesn’t seem a very practical system…
In fact, they don’t even manage to effectively stimulate the brain in the same way as a “real” smell would… That’s why you need an aroma generator, where through capsules containing a real smell, it is possible to launch the right smell into the environment for each sensory experience.
ELECTRODE STIMULATION DOES NOT EVEN MANAGE TO SIMULATE SMELLS IN A REALISTIC WAY.
How does a scent generator work?
The Olorama scent generator integrates up to 10 different scent capsules. The equipment integrates a fan to move the scent to the customer’s nose. All you have to do is use the right activation method to get your customers to enjoy one more sensation: the smell.
If you need more scents simultaneously all you have to do is replicate the number of generators (2 generators: 20 different scents, 3 generators: 30, etc.).
What types of aromas can be activated?
In Olorama we have more than 200 different scents… Here you can consult the list of the most popular scents, but we are adding new scents every day. Here you have a small summary:
Smells of nature
Freshly cut grass, wet ground, Mediterranean forest, rainforest, lavender, rosemary, hay, roses, orange blossom, trunks… And flowers? as many as you want!
Vanilla, honey, lemon, blueberries, cheese, strawberry, chocolate, bread, apples, anchovies, sausage, bacon, bechamel, coconut, butter, peas, mango (I can’t get enough!!). Please check the list!
How are the aroma cartridges/capsules replaced?
There are few things simpler in this world than changing a scent on Olorama equipment:
Also, to order new scents, you can visit our online store and you will receive your scents in less than 2 days (Spain), or 7 days (rest of the world).
Is it possible to use own aromas/fragrances and can further odours be developed?
Yes to both…
In Olorama we have developed odours as rare as the smell of burnt car oil, burnt tyre or petrol… We have the best specialists in the field, as we have not found anyone in the world who could provide us with these smells, and that is why we have had to “get down to work”, and develop them ourselves… We have our own extraction system that allows us to obtain the aromas that are released from the gases when burning plastic, incense, tobacco, or diesel (to cite just a few examples). Believe us, nobody in the world has these smells because they can’t (and don’t know how to) use these techniques that have taken us years to discover…
And yes… If you have your own fragrances we can also incorporate them, at no extra cost.
We have been marketing our digital scent technology for more than 10 years. No one in the world has as much knowledge about how to create and activate scents for sensory experiences.
If you have your own fragrances and/or aromas Olorama also allows you to incorporate them.
What is the cost of a scent generator?
On the sidebar you can see some products… Each generator is delivered with 10 scents (to be chosen by the customer), but you can order more online.
In addition to the equipment you can see in the online shop we also have other “ad-hoc” models from 1 to 4 scents, with different prices. Use the contact form to request information.
What distance/space do the scent generators cover?
Each aroma generator covers an area of between 15 and 20 sqm. To cover a larger distance you simply have to replicate the generators, which can be synchronised to work together (e.g. in cinemas, where multiple units are installed to cover the whole room).
SCENT GENERATORS CAN BE USED IN LARGE AND SMALL SPACES, SIMPLY BY REPLICATING THE NUMBER OF UNITS.
How long does the aroma last in the atmosphere?
It depends… Doesn’t it last/smell the same when you burn toast as it does when you fry onions? Well, our scents are so natural that the same thing happens… Even so, we try to adjust the intensity of each scent so that, at a minimum intensity, the scent lasts about 30 seconds… If you want it to last longer you only have to increase the intensity or repeat the activations at intervals of time… What we do ensure is that they do not generate residues or produce a mixture of smells. The scents used in Olorama do not contain fixatives like those used in air fresheners, so the scent does not remain in the environment beyond the time necessary for the experience to be perfect.
EACH SCENT CAN BE SET TO LAST FOR 30 SECONDS, ALTHOUGH YOU CAN ALWAYS LENGTHEN IT BY SETTING A DIFFERENT INTENSITY.
Are the smells safe?
All our scents are certified and free of toxic and/or allergic agents… All our products are approved by the competent authority as long as they are intended for their intended use (enriching sensory experiences) and follow minimum safety standards (don’t throw the scent directly into your eye because it might irritate it!!!).
How scents can be activated?
Olorama offers multiple integration options… You can use a simple API (based on UDP messages), you can activate them via App, via voice, via DMX… We also have a Software to activate them from a PC synchronized with a video or film… See the SOFTWARE section for more details.
OLORAMA IS THE ONLY AROMA GENERATOR THAT ALLOWS TO ACTIVATE SMELLS THROUGH DMX.
Scent generator Vs Masks
Masks such as those developed by FeelReal or OVRTechnology have several problems:
- Putting on a mask is uncomfortable, even intrusive… It “burdens” the user with an additional accessory, which is not necessary in the case of scent generators.
- The number of scents is very limited. They rarely exceed 7-8 scents, and if you need more scents you cannot replicate the number of masks to get more (which is possible with scent generators, where you can get up to 50 scents simultaneously).
- One mask is needed for each user, whereas with scent generators one device can be valid for 4-6 users.
- Moreover, they are only designed for use with Virtual Reality, whereas scent generators can be used in museums, halls, auditoriums or even cinemas.
- Moreover, in both cases, they are not even available products, but rather prototypes or “ideas”, but cannot be used at the moment.
NEITHER FEELREAL NOR OVRTECHNOLOGY HAVE A PRODUCT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.
Applications for scent generators
Practically “wherever you want”… At Olorama we have integrated scent units in museums, immersive booths, presentations, small and large events, retail, research… Therefore, with our system you can enjoy..:
- Movies or videos with smells
- Virtual Reality with smells
- Smells for agencies and events
- Sensory stimulation
- Interactive experiences with scents