We welcome dynamic, thoughtful pieces that take cross-disciplined approaches to smell and olfaction.

Email your piece as an attachment to:

Please put the title and category in the subject line. Send as attachment: doc, docs, or rtf.

Include a brief cover letter and short bio (no more than 50 words), and any original art or photography that you would like included in the article.

We’ll accept pieces up to 5000 words, but generally prefer shorter pieces–ArPo’s sweet spot is 1500!

We also welcome relevant and inspired art and photography.

Take a look at our categories to get a sense of what we like…

Essays – Nonfiction pieces exploring perfume, flavor, botanicals, distillation, and much more, from a wide array of perspectives.

Stories & Poems – Creative works inspired by taste, smell, olfaction, and aromatics.

Monographs – Nonfiction pieces describing a single aromatic molecule or plant species.

Interviews – Interviews with authors, distillers, perfumers, aroma therapists, artists, chemists, and anyone with professional expertise or experience using or investigating aromatics or olfaction.

Reviews – Books, booze, perfumes, flavors, artworks and events about or involving smell.

Please note: We love thoughtful, idiosyncratic, intelligent, personal, humorous, passionate reviews of books, perfumes, essential oils, and pretty much any specific product that has anything to do with smell. We also love reviews of art and performance that incorporate aromas or olfaction. We do not like shameless advertisement or self-promotion.

That said, we’re happy to link to your blog or website.

We unfortunately cannot offer payment at this time.

For inquiries about having your product or service reviewed please email

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