Re: How do I get the "nose" for fragrance?
Smell is a EMOTIONAL sense. I was homeward bound across the pacific on a combat weary ship. It smelled of sweat, fuel oil,rust, burned cordite,burned coffee, burned food and cigarettes.rust and mildewed swabs-mops. One night; the fans going and every porthole and hatch open for ventilation; I'm on the helm and a new smell of great delight came from nowhere. the skipper smiled, looked over our navigational chart and named a small island out of a Gaugain painting. He told us it was a major producer of-VANILLA. I reconnected with the freezerburned icecream in the galley nobody wanted. We smelled this heavenly scent for 3 days and nights until we passed far off and into winds that carried it away.
THAT vanilla is in my psyche, a mental template for all the cooking extracts, icecreams, flavoured cokes and a few colognes. I KNOW vanilla.
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