As a kid, you could always sniff out trouble (sugar + fizzy drinks = a good time).
But how does eau de mischief actually smell?
Find out at the next Scratch+Sniff event. Hosted by Ms. Odette Toilette (shockingly, not her real name), the monthly scent-appreciation gatherings will challenge your oft-overlooked sense.
Take an olfactory journey back in time during the Scent and Childhood discussion. Sociologist Sarah Sternberg will explain how the brain creates early associations through smell, linking powerful memories to particular scents like Play-Doh (nursery school), Old Spice (Grandpa) or glue (no comment).
Expect plenty of sampling and blind smelling — think wine tasting for your nose.
Book now before all the spaces are taken. That would really stink.
Scent and Childhood, 21 June, 7:30-10 p.m., at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH. To book tickets (£12), go to scratchandsniffevents.com. For more information, call 07841 407401 or email email@example.com.
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