From Aristotle to Kant, intellectuals have delighted in denigrating the sense of smell. In doing so they have dampened the boundless pleasures of the olfactory. It is time we rediscovered our nosesby Lara Feigel / December 16, 2006 / Leave a comment
Published in December 2006 issue of Prospect Magazine
The fallen sons of Eve
Even the smell of roses
Is not what they supposes
But more than mind discloses
And more than men believe.
GH Chesterton, “The Song of Quoodle”