NISSAN has joined senses with a world-renowned master perfumier to create an aromatic blueprint of what the world could smell like in a zero-emission (ZE) future.
With inspiration gained from long walks in the Scottish Highlands, Dodd has concocted Nissan’s ‘future scent’ with essences taken from cut green grass, myrtle oil, natural orange and the ineffable ‘light-as-air’ molecule. The scent evokes clean, fresh and organic landscapes in the minds of its sniffers, designed to encourage nostalgic feelings.
Nissan approached Dodd after hearing about his esteemed career as a scientist of smell. His expertise started as a child. Born downwind of the Guinness brewery in Dublin, his sense of smell was brought to life at an early age before going on to study the science behind the sense and becoming a world-renowned expert.
The futuristic scent is to be doused onto a LEAF-shaped car air freshener and given to select electric car fans, and Nissan LEAF customers as a Christmas gift to thank them for playing their part in a zero-emissions future.
Abstract and innovative
The innovative yet light-hearted gift celebrates the pioneering steps Nissan is taking towards an emission-free future and reminds recipients of what they are contributing to when driving their LEAF.
Creating a scent of the future was a first for the Aroma Academy. Their champion nose, George Dodd, commented: ‘We are very proud to have been asked to create such an abstract and innovative scent with Nissan.
‘When Nissan came to me and asked me to create a scent of the future it was quite a scary thought, but it was a challenge I thoroughly enjoyed. This bespoke, futuristic aroma embodies a palate of smell sensations that have never before existed together and represents a future Nissan is helping us drive towards.’