EXPLORING LITERARY SCENTS
WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SMELL
PERFUME COMPOSERS, ARTISTS, & AUTHORS
I am available to discuss my first book, on the significant scents of the long eighteenth-century.
What did Jane Austen's world smell like? How have perfumers recreating Marie Antoinette's wardrobe of perfumes? I'm engaged in research on how modern perfumers try to recreate the past, and happy to share that knowledge.
How do you describe the scents you perceive? Do you use the word "like" a lot?
Over the last few years perfumers have started to be associated with the compositions they create. Some have called themselves "authors" -- how can a scent be understood using narrative and literary language?
I am available to speak on a variety of topics relating to scents historical and contemporary, and how scent connects to language. I bring "smelly handouts" upon request!