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In this section you can find new journeys to explore the world of scent and smell. Choose from the possibilities below.

Not only servicing the lungs, the air

is woven, full

of needles.

Archbishop Rowan Williams


Articles related to the spirituality of smell:

'Rosemary for remembrance': Article on research which suggests the scent of rosemary really does help you remember things >>


A collection of contributions on the smells of our childhoods. Read what people remember from their past here >> https://storify.com/mooseallain/the-smells-of-our-childhoods

Metro Tuesday May 22nd 2012 Grimsby Telegraph Readers have been treated to a paper that smells of freshly baked bread.

A talk on Fragrance by Alison Kings can be found at www.stpaulssalisbury.org/talks/16051/all/all as an audio file >>

The National Trust is giving away bottles of fresh air from beauty spots with scents such as 'lakeside' or 'garden air' to stressed city workers. It is supposed to relieve stress for ten minutes. See Metro 12th March 2010.

Creating your own perfume: choosing top, heart and bass notes for a scent that unique. What would you choose? Read about it here on pp 18-19 >>

The Library of Fragrance have a range of scents to bring back memories >>

News link: smell maps. A Japanese site allows people to pinpoint smells from fresh laundry to 'incense, grass, dirt and wild dogs' on maps. What about a smell map of Britain? See article here >>

News link: Steve Pearce is an aroma alchemist who, among other things, recreated the smell of Cleopatra's hair. He talks about the power of smell here >>

News link: NCP plan to make car parks smell of roses, grass and fresh bread. Read about it here >>

Journey into Smell (Lent materials) >>

Exploring scent: the House of Bols >>

The scent of Jesus>>

Exploring a herb garden >>


Further journeys will include:

Exploring natural scents

Exploring perfumes


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