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"Smellmaps" Chart City Odors, Mouth-Watering Or Repe...

Like a sommelier appreciates a fine wine, nose to glass, graphic designer Kate McLean appreciates a pungent street odor. Garlic, fresh laundry, cigarettes, malt: Nothing escapes the sensory maps she creates, charting cities in all their smelly glory. “It’s a completely different way of knowing the world,” McLean told the New York Times. So far, McLean has mapped smells in Amsterdam, Edinburgh, and Milan. Each city has its own dominant aromas, and its surprises: In Amsterdam, for...