Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell

Synopsis

This book uncovers the secret history of smell. It discusses why modern societies seem to have buried or masked the sense of smell and it shows why smell is culturally significant. Compelling, accessible and beautifully written, it is the first comprehensive exploration of the cultural role of odours in Western history - from antiquity to the present - and in a variety of non-Western societies.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1994