Jan 17 2011The Future Is Now: Scent Machine Produces Smells To Coincide With Watching Movies


Movies: first they were black & white, silent and 2-D. Now they're color, Dolby Digital and 3-D. But still odorless. Enter the ScentSciences machine, a $70 smell-wafter that releases odors to coincide with movies that've been edited with their ScentEditor software. Eh. Call me when we've got full-blown Brave New World feelies.

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.

Just a heads up: if smell-o-vision ever takes off I can and will carry a constant supply of stink-bombs around to ruin your experience. Reminds me of the first time I set some off at a high-school assembly. They broke in my pocket while I was shaking my wiener dry at the urinal. I vomited, passed out on the bathroom floor, and got suspended. Best prank ever or best prank ever?! (I still have glass shards in my balls)

ScentScape brings smells to your movies [redferret]

Thanks to Shenanigans, who farted when Jar-Jar appeared on screen and everybody thought it was part of the experience.

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What would porn movies smell like? hah

A Brave New World!

Human Centipede


And, what cyberslackz said, porn movies. It would of course smell like wimenz and ginaz and fluids everywhere. Would probably get the most hardcore ones out there.

I guess we can all finally find out how bad Taun Tauns smell on the outside *and* inside.

This is not new, it has been around since the 60s...

Also, do you think it would just keep putting out an a$$ smell the whole time you were watching avatar?

If you watch SuperBabies two, does the room start smelling of crap?

Louis of http://aprettyage.blogspot.com/

@6: It's been around before that though it is not well known.

Hmm.... But what if whoever's on the TV farts?

Like everyone else has mentioned, Smell-O-Vision has been around for quite a while now, and there's a reason it never took off:

1. Movies sometimes feature gross smelling things
2. Even if the movie doesn't feature anything of four odor, scent isn't something that can just instantly change or turn on and off like a light bulb. It lingers. The accumulated smells at the end of a two hour movie would leave any movie-goer smelling like a beautiful dumpster bouquet.

I totally plan on getting that, flipping on the Food Network and wasting away on the couch like a junkie in an opium den!

Still no flying cars, but we at least have Smell-O-Vision now.

@12 Everybody thought we would have flying cars by 2000. This was back in the 80's when Back to the Future came out. But you know whats funny is that no one in that movie had a cell phone.

Can you imagine how a hobbit smells? Or a Wookiee? DOES NOT WANT!

@5 Awesome.

now i can finally watch two girls one cup the way it was meant to be watched

Must remember to turn it off before the camp-fire scene in Blazing Saddles...


Who wants to watch Half Baked with me? o w o

All you came up with such great movies to smell, all I could think of was Fat Bastard's nutty craps.

Like freakin' 3d! Milking the old cow.




Nice Brave New World reference. I'm still waiting on the Scent Organ myself.

This is gonna be great with porn!

@22 Isn't everybody?


If you watch movies involving fire, will your smoke detectors go off?

They should make one for Pineapple Express, or Half Baked.... just sayin

Smell-o-fuckin-vision. About time to

"Smell-o-vision replaces television? GOODNESS!"

Ah Elmer Fudd, you wascally prophet you...

Marathon the entire SAW series!

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