Smell-o-Vision? Remember that? The idea that you could smell what you were watching on TV? Well the concept may be set for a comeback thanks to a small French company called Olf-Action.
They’re getting ready to display at the Lisbon Design Show a nostril-bothering gadget called the SMELLIT, designed to replicate the smell of certain on-screen scenarios. Though little is known about SMELLIT beyond a few nifty design renders, the company have already had one roll of the pongy dice in cinemas, bringing “Odoravision” to a few screens to accompany a few films with retro-fitted smell tracks.
Does it work? We’re not sure. Do we want it? We’re even less sure of that. Still, if any eventual product looks half as good as the renders displayed below, it sure beats the old Noel’s House Party smelly scratchcard trick that UK readers of a certain age are certain to remember anyway.
And, looking at the “scent list” Olf Action are touting, we’d be lying if we didn’t say we aren’t intrigued to find out what the “smell of the good mood” is.
Scroll down for a few shots of the SMELLIT: