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Scent and the City

April 14, 2016 – June 8, 2016

ANAMED Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, İstiklal Caddesi No. 181, Merkez Han, Beyoğlu, İstanbul


This exciting exhibition, curated by Lauren Nicole Davis, invites you to awaken your sense – and your memories – of smell, and to discover the past and present smellscapes of Istanbul and Anatolia.

Turkey has a rich olfactory history. While some historical scents continue to perfume our contemporary world, many scents of the past are disappearing and will soon become examples of lost intangible heritage. Scent and the City offers visitors the chance revisit history through scents.

Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi our favourite supplier of Turkish coffee, contributed to the show, as did Atelier Rebul, makers of cologne and other cosmetics, and Gülsha, producers of rosewater. The scents for the exhibition were prepared by MG Gülçiçek International Fragrance Company.


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