Historic Book Odour Wheel

Noting that "the role of smells in how we perceive heritage has not been systematically explored until now," researchers at University College London have developed a "Historic Book Odour Wheel."

They tested it on visitors to St Paul's Cathedral's Dean and Chapter library in London, who characterized the smell of the library as 'woody,' 'smoky,' 'earthy,' and 'vanilla.'

The researchers say, "the Historic Book Odour Wheel could potentially be used to recreate smells and aid the design of olfactory experiences in museums, allowing visitors to form a personal connection with exhibits by allowing them to understand what the past smelled like."

More info: Science Daily, Heritage Science

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 12, 2017
     Category: Science | Books | Perfume and Cologne and Other Scents

If I were to try and write a book, I know what it would smell like!
Posted by BMN on 04/12/17 at 07:27 PM
Notice that there is no category for a toilet at a really seedy dive bar?
Posted by KDP on 04/13/17 at 01:30 PM
KDP: that's because these are the smells of books, not mobile phones.
Posted by Richard Bos on 04/14/17 at 08:53 AM
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