06 | Mind & Body
Issue 06 Autumn/Winter 2018
Publication Date 22 November 2018
Pages 144 pgs
The Nose Knows
Smelling is pleasurable, without doubt, but can it also be curative? Could sniffing fragrances be a remedy for depression or pain, or even life-prolonging? Aromatic substances have long played a therapeutic and spiritual role in human society, and in modern daily life smells still have an effect on our health, our mood and our emotions. Here we explore the affinity between the nose, the body and the mind through the prism of history, medicine, research, religion and psychoanalysis.