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Knowledge by RUB

At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, scent research has a long tradition, and many findings accumulated in the course of the years have been poured into the fragrance “Knowledge by RUB”.

Science & Scent bottled in a vial

Scents can affect people’s lives on many different levels. RUB researchers have considerably contributed to furthering our understanding of how scents work.

Knowledge accumulated after two decades of scent research has been poured into the perfume “Knowledge by RUB”; Ruhr-Universität is thus the first university worldwide to release its own fragrance.

“Knowledge” relaxes, refreshes the mind, helps concentrate, and affects interpersonal communication.

“Knowledge” is available as

  • Eau de toilette
  • Shower gel
  • Body lotion

On 22 July 2015, “Knowledge by RUB”, the first university-issued perfume worldwide, was officially launched at a press conference (German).

Präsentation “Knowledge by RUB” (EN)
Presentation of “Knowledge by RUB”
Perfumer Geza Schön (on the left), together with scent researcher Professor Hanns Hatt, explained the composition of “Knowledge by RUB” and the mechanism of action of individual components on mind and body.

“Knowledge by RUB” from the perfumer’s perspective

Perfumers distinguish between head note, heart note, and base note. “Knowledge by RUB”, too, includes typical samples of these notes.

Scent research

At RUB, scent research has a long tradition, and the team at the Department of Cell Physiology headed by Prof. Dr Dr Dr med. Hanns Hatt has been researching into many of the components that make up “Knowledge by RUB”.

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