Friday, 29 April 2011

Smells

Hunter Gatherer aims to encourage multi-sensory awareness of one's experience in the landscape. Part of this process involves smell.

In writing scripts and recording audio about smell, I wanted to find a list of 'smelly' words. It was actually quite hard to find words that related to smell-ing (sensation) rather than object or specific source of smell, and even harder to find some pleasant ones!!Smell seems to be overly associated with the unpleasant in the english language.

This is what I eventually came up with, thanks to various thesaurus searches:
     smelly, stinking, reeking, foul
     pongy, whiffy, malodorous  
     putrid, fetid
     fragrant, fresh
     aromatic, scented, sweet-smelling, sweet-scented
     odorous, redolent, pungent

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