Smells can unexpectedly summon vivid memories and so should perhaps be paid more attention when we travel. The Austrian National Library is a highlight of a tour of Vienna, and  smells of polish and old leather. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
Smells can unexpectedly summon vivid memories and so should perhaps be paid more attention when we travel. The Austrian National Library is a highlight of a tour of Vienna, and smells of polish and old leather. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
Tourism

Can you bottle the smell of Vienna? How pastries, books, roses and even notes of rot can bring the Austrian city to mind

  • Led by your nose, a tour of Vienna’s churches, libraries, small manufacturers and shops can be a sensory treat
  • One perfume designer creates peculiarly Viennese fragrances designed to evoke the city through smell alone

Smells can unexpectedly summon vivid memories and so should perhaps be paid more attention when we travel. The Austrian National Library is a highlight of a tour of Vienna, and  smells of polish and old leather. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
Smells can unexpectedly summon vivid memories and so should perhaps be paid more attention when we travel. The Austrian National Library is a highlight of a tour of Vienna, and smells of polish and old leather. Photo: Peter Neville-Hadley
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