NOAR Nordic Baltic Art

 

Essence Wand, 2016

14x1cm

Essential oils, filters, plastic

The Essence Wand is a modular structure of filters, soaked with essential oils. This is a smell design object, intended not for external stimulation but for management of eating disorders, experience and habits.

Smells affect eating habits and experience during a day cycle, therefore The Essential Wand was specifically designed for inhalation purpose. The enclosed essential oils are soaked into miniature filters, therefore the liquid does not spill and the Wand can be used on various occasions.

The smell is recognised by a colour ring marking the top of each module. This is an allusion to synesthesia (Ancient Greek – simultaneous sense, joint sense) - when stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.