The odor of things.

“Smell is the sense most deeply entangled with memory and emotion. It functions as a kind of psychic mortar, binding together all the richness of past experience, such that a familiar scent can instantly overwhelm us with remembrance and feeling. And yet we strain to describe even the simplest odors; we retreat into simile and metaphor, or cadge the terminology of other senses, or designate smells, rather prosaically, by their source.” learn more

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