Deconstructing Scent: Musings on History, Literature & Memory

Here is a blog post I wrote for a friend in grad school at UNC.

It’s hard to forget the scent of your mother’s favorite perfume, the trace of a lost love on a sweater they left behind, a baby’s first blanket. Scent can be at once familiar and transformative–taking you back to memories of times and places long past. In much the same way that well-crafted words in a book, iconic images on film, chords in music, games we play, stories we pass down, and traditions we keep alive are all capable of blending together on the plane of past, present, and future, scent–one of your natural senses–can elicit emotions and mental images.

Read the rest at Ethos Journal.