Of our delight in smelling

“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)

Disorder of things

“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

Fragrant wizard

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” – HELEN KELLER

Matter!

“Smell is a quality not to be separated from matter.” – IVAN VAN BLOCH

Being good!

“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

Associative potential

“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...

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