“Good times equate with good smells: even cow manure smells great because it evokes such wonderful memories; conversely, bad times equate with bad smells.” – Antony Synnott
Scents of Exile is an olfactory art project curated by Ashraf Osman in partnership with Syndicate and Givaudan. It takes as its point of departure an evocative text about memory, identity and nostalgia associated with scents of cities and places no longer accessible, from In the Presence of Absence by renowned Arab poet Mahmoud Darwish.
Olfactory Memoirs challenges both emerging and experienced writers to reconstruct memories through the sense of smell.
In folk medicine, rosemary has been associated for centuries with having a good memory.