Digital Scent Technology Blog Announces Fragrance Synthesis Over the Internet

Posted on December 21st, 2000

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 21 — announced today
that it has demonstrated interactive transmission of Synthesized Smell over IP
(IPsmell(TM)). Using an interactive program that allows for the creation of
aromas by mixing sixteen separate ingredients in 1% increments, Dr. David B.
Wallace, AromaJet’s Chief Technical Officer, transmitted a number of distinct
fragrances from Sidney, Australia to an AromaJet Kiosk at AromaJet’s offices
in Plano, TX. Both Dr. Wallace’s portable computer and the AromaJet kiosk
were connected to the Internet and communicated with each other through
AromaJet’s SmellServer(TM).

Within seconds of sending a fragrance from Dr. Wallace’s computer, the
AromaJet Kiosk received the data required for it to create the aroma. A
description of the fragrance was sent and displayed to AromaJet engineers in
Plano asking if they wanted to accept it. After accepting the fragrance, the
kiosk immediately generated the scent from a given set of ingredients, using
AromaJet’s patented aroma generation hardware & software.

AromaJet is currently developing products that use 16 ingredients to generate
aromas. Systems with 32 components and beyond are planned for the near
future. All of AromaJet’s systems will be designed to operate interactively
over the Internet using IPsmell(TM) technology.

In the past, custom perfumes were only possible for the “rich and famous”.
Fragrance design was limited to experienced perfumers with access to
ingredients, know-how, and a laboratory. AromaJet technology will change all

In the future, a fragrance synthesizing system, such as the one used in this
demonstration, will allow a renowned perfumer in Paris, France to work
directly with a customer in Santa Fe, New Mexico to develop a fragrance
tailored to her desires. Once the formula is identified, the custom perfume can
be mixed, bottled, and shipped directly to the customer in Santa Fe the next

AromaJet’s fragrance synthesizing ability and internet compatible system will
also enable fragrance companies, perfume companies and consumer product
companies to interact easily with one another and with their customers.
Getting closer to the customer using digital aroma generation technology will
alter the dynamics of the marketplace., a technology spin-off of MicroFab Technologies, Inc., is a
product development company dedicated to the advancement and
commercialization of digital aroma generation. The company has offices in
Plano, Texas, USA, which it shares with its 16-year-old parent company.

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  1. Mat said,

    on July 15th, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    I think that this will be very interesting but whatabout smells that you dont want to smell. being able to smell flowers or cofee etc sounds nice but some stuff in video games and movies isnt.
    Sounds exicting and would like to see how this technology would work.

  2. on July 23rd, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    i found this interesting i like the smell idea. i also liked the presentation of this site. it was nice, i enjoyed reading this paragraph. 

  3. Rob said,

    on December 8th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    This sounds like something from wonder if this technology will ever come to light and not just in star trek

    Robs last blog post..The Godfather – The Coppola Restoration Giftset

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