My Legacy – Preserve Your Memories


A toolkit to capture loved ones scents

My Legacy is a portable toolkit that allows people to instantly capture meaningful smells and transform them into a scent. It provides an opportunity to consciously prepare for death, and to create a meaningful and effective mode of remembrance. Using gas chromatography, the device analyses molecular components in order to replicate the significant smell as a scent. The data used to create the scent is clearly visualised in an accompanying brochure, providing richer memories of the day that the smell was captured and helping to remember scenes from the event.

Ji Eun Kim

  • Ji Eun Kim
    Imperial College London

    Ji Eun Kim is a service designer and a design engineer, currently working at Seoul National University of Science & Technology as a research professor. She pursues a variety of design experimentations with the desire to broaden possible future design channels. She graduated from a double masters in Global Innovation Design at the Royal College of Art (MA) and Imperial College London (MSc) specialising in service design and product development from preparing for death, this topic is continuing in her PhD at Keio University Graduate School of Media Design in Tokyo from this year.more



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