We’ve all been transported somewhere else by the smell: the fragrance of magnolia in brand brand New Orleans, a cologne that is ex-lover’s the G train, faded perfume embedded in to a sweater. Our memories that are olfactory particular and visceral, because scent may be the feeling many linked with our memory and feeling. Perfume, like our garments or precious precious precious jewelry or hairstyle, is a car of self-expression and pleasure.
It may work like some sort of armor—an olfactory protection in the entire world.
When I became a residential district organizer in Bushwick, I’d end workshops with a meditation and scented oil blend that other organizers applied between their palms and inhaled. Continue reading “Are do you know what Does Freedom Smell Like?”