NEW YORK, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics (ACADEPA), a US non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status based in New York City, has created an innovative, convenient educational kit – "A Sense for Scents" – to provide a guided learning experience involving the often-neglected sense of smell. The kit is available now from the organization's website.
"Olfaction is the least taught and practiced sense in the classroom and the least used by professionals in general," says ACADEPA President Christophe Laudamiel. "Yet it is often as important as our vision. To feel, remember, make decisions, explore and tell stories."
"A Sense for Scents" includes 20 whispi mini-pumps that use fresh air to deliver scent as a dry vapor, a brochure, two world scent maps, two scent family posters, and an easy-to-follow online teacher's resource pack. The mess-free educational kit is intended for use in elementary, middle and high school classrooms; in the practices of professionals like psychologists and trauma specialists; and in the studios of storytellers and art therapists.
The creation of "A Sense for Scents" was a collaborative effort that included master perfumer Laudamiel, ACADEPA's Educator and Treasurer Eliza Douglas, and Nicola Pozzani, lecturer on fragrance at the London College of Fashion and Bern University of the Arts.
"A Sense for Scents" materials are available today in English. French, German, Spanish, Russian and Korean versions will be announced in the coming months.
About the Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics
The Academy of Perfumery and Aromatics (ACADEPA) was founded in 2002 in New York City, USA. Since 2010, it has been the exclusive and official US representative of Osmothèque, the international perfume archives based in Versailles, France. ACADEPA holds public and private presentations on the art of olfaction on behalf of Osmothèque. Its membership privileges as well as its innovative scent education kit, books, fragrance genealogy posters, and other resources can be found on the website (acadepa.org), and inquiries can be directed to email@example.com.
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