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The coolest book, to read and to smell.

19 Sep

“In his book of essays entitled, Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, the physician Lewis Thomas wrote,‘The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking itself.'”

With this is mind, the idea of a book containing a collection of smells rather than written thought would be deemed brilliant. Ever want to experience the smell the sun, communism, extinct flowers, the sickly stench of bubonic plague, and the metallic odor that follows atomic explosions? Yea, me too. I think this is simply fascinating, but earlier this year, a British art gallery asked 11 fragrance designers and organizations such as NASA and International Flavors and Fragrances to re-create smells that have gone the way of the past. Amazing, huh? It is encompassed in a scratch-and-sniff book. A book, by mere curiosity, i will probably buy. Check out the page here.