We understand the power of a rancid odor. At SensoryCo, our team works with different scents to simulate real-life aromas, recreating the essence of the note that either appeals to the nose as a fragrance or alienates the sense of smell. Horrendous smells can actually “attack” the olfactory system causing nausea, gagging, shortness of breathe as well as a flight response and individual reactions to repulsive smells have been studied over the past century for use in military and law enforcement. The US Department of Defense has identified the use of such malodors as an area of research and exploration to embrace the implementation of more non-lethal weaponry in the 21st Century.
Military malodorant missiles and grenades have been tested in open environments where obnoxious smells have been released to assault the senses. Used in different conflict situations as well as live immersive training scenarios, simulated “stink bombs” can be an effective resource to subdue a target.
As such, the Israeli Defense Forces have developed “Skunk,” a malodorous stench to be used for crowd control purposes in lieu of more conventional physical methods like rubber bullets and tear gas.
Combining the molecules and compounds to replicate gross smells is not harmful to the body but can immobilize a human threat by “terrifying the senses.” SensoryCo develops synthetic aromas and malodors used for different applications working with clients, chemist, technology, and our own “noses” to recreate smells that can tease, tantalize, temp, or terrify.
Working in conjunction and collaboration with our customers, SensoryCo is on the front lines of replicating smells to induce the recognition of hazardous materials, chemical, and dangerous smells in order to prepare, train, and save lives. SensoryCo odors are used in live immersive training for first responders, drug enforcement units, military and medical personnel to create realistic experiences and environments.
In our near future, it could very well be a real scenario where terrorists are driven out of caves confronted with the overwhelming smell of “human waste” or riots are dispersed with the recreation and release of “rotting carcass” without the fear of bodily damage or loss of life due to the use of such methods.