March 04, 2003

What Smells?

The Emperor of Scent post the other day got me thinking more about the role of the unappreciated sense of smell in our lives and memories. I'll come back to this sometime. Meanwhile, here is an interesting chapter from Scents of Time (Copyright 1999 by The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art).

Do you know the eight most influential scents in history?

Can you name even one of the major fragrance families?

I don't know diddley about perfume. But I know what I like and what I remember, and I have strong recollections of the way things smelled as a child. It was about high school memories of fragrance that I was going to write, soon. Meanwhile, do your homework and read this article. There will be a pop test.

Posted by fred1st at March 4, 2003 06:13 AM | TrackBack
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Now you've got my mind thinking of all the scents most important to me. I sense a list coming on.

Posted by: Venomous Kate at March 4, 2003 11:19 AM

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