Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015

The Scents of Time
Caroline Chriss

Time is an uncontrollable yet permanent part of life. It cannot be fast forwarded, paused, or rewound. There are moments when time seems to fly by and other moments when seconds seem like minutes. Although time is objective, our minds are tricked when it comes to the way we perceive it. By making the passing of time more noticea¬ble and ultimately tangible, can the gap be bridged between real time and perceived time? Today, there are two leading ways to tell time. One is by sight (looking at a clock), and the other is by feel (our own body clock). But what if a new sense was introduced to the telling of time, smell? “The Scents of Time” answers this question by the introduction of “À L’heure” “À L’heure,” translated to “by the hour” in French, is a revolutionary brand that investigates the use of candles as a tool to unite scents with the passing of time. Through the emission of different smells every hour, this product allows the user to not only watch, but also smell the melting of minutes. Each candle is made up of specifically scented 60 minute layers that when combined, can be used as a tool to time particular daily activities. À L’heure is just an introduction to the realm of possibilities that the smelling of time can lead to. In the future, what ways could this be implemented further into our everyday lives, and could smell be the ultimate answer to making time tangible?

Carolina Acosta

Carina Adijanto

Kathryn Adkins

Rosa Antonieta Andia Pastor

Che Ying Au

Nadia Bakst

Kevin Ballon

Tess Barber

Mercedes Beach

Trey Bedingfield

Evan Bender

Jan-Luca Berger

Liz Bergesch

Gabriel Berrios

Bianca Rose Bono

Zoe Sarah Bortz

Margot Bravi

Harlie Brindak

Stefania Brusatin

Shamma Buhazza

Daniela M. Casado

Edgar Castro

Dahye Chang

Alicia Chen

Jiayi Chen

Taylor Childers

Sanjana Chimnani

Yerang Choi

Caroline Chriss

Gregory Conte

Rafael Cordoboa

Gina Marie Costa

Karen-Cristina Cruz

Rachel Darmody

Amanda DeGiuseppe

Brittany DiPeri

Dariel Ben Dominguez

Phoebe Feng

Mark Foss

Lindsey Frazier

Anais Freitas

Amanda Goldstein

MaryAnn George

Camille Gervais

Sarah Gonzalez

Jessica Griscti

Anissa Hanley

Christa Herchek

Albert Hicks IV

Deja Holden

Mu-Ti Huang

Cari Hume

Zachary David Hurley

Anushae Hussain

Nicole Ignacio

Lama Kaddura

Sul Kim

Ji Hyun Kim

Hyerin Kim

Sunghoon Kim

Green Kim

Felicitas Kofler

Joan Koo

Hannah Kramer

Taiji Kuroda

Jasmine Lam

Alex Lardaro

Liberty Leben

Victoria Lee

Jayne Lee

Stephanie Leone

Crysta Leong

Sara Li

Liza Littlefield

Christopher Lucero

Huy Luong

Briana Lynch

Rachel Mak

David Marte

Nelle McDade

Kelly Merole

Marie Mhina

Riho Mineta

Regina Morgan-Muñoz

Ayla El-Moussa

Baki Mumkaya

Summer Myung

Caroline Newton

Sofia Oom

Adrian Ortega Pedraza

Rusbeny Pichardo

Maria Putri

Auriel Rickard

Nancy Rivera

Simone Roark

Emalis Robateau

Hussain Salahuddin

Benjamin Sands

Ariel Saura

Taleen Setrakian

Wren Sieber

Phuong Tran

Hilary Tunstall

Ujvala Abirami Vemparala

Gosbinda Vizarretea

Claudia von Hillebrandt

Marcus Washington Jr.

Jocelyn Wu

Jasmine Yacoub

Brenden Ying

Horin Yip

Christelle YuanYuan Zhang

Katie Zheng