“We live in an age of ephemerality: The point for me is to expect everything else to become like perfume” – BRIAN ENO
“We can smell only what is in the process of wasting away…” — G.W.F. HEGEL,
“As for the tempting delight of sweet smells, I am not too much taken with it. When I miss them, I do not seek them; when I may have them, I do not refuse them: yet also ready always to be without them.” – AUGUSTINE (354-430)
“The specific problem with the olfactory in this respect is that its linguistic structure of reference always throws us back into the disorder of things.” – HANS RINDISBACHER
“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” – HELEN KELLER
“Smell is a quality not to be separated from matter.” – IVAN VAN BLOCH
“Smelling good is a sign of being good. It is said that ‘we are what we eat’—but it is also true that we are what we smell like: fragrant or foul, good or bad. ” – Antony Synnott
“Smell is, with its storing and retrieving characteristics, an associative and expansive rather than an distributive and limiting sensory mode. The lack of terminological paradigms as they exist for colors necessitates linguistic detour through the metaphoric, that is a breach of reference level in the text each time we attempt...