...pine and cedar pulled from the imagined court of Louis XIV, spice-laden air over the Strait of Bosphorus in the Middle Ages, river water and hashish of modern-day Rotterdam. Those are the ones people might actually, you know, wear. There's also the New Jersey Turnpike during a rainstorm, air pollution in San Francisco, and fresh manure in the French countryside.
— some of the smells at Urban Olfactory: What does history smell like?, an exhibit at SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco. The exhibit runs through 31 March. Read more at Now You Can Experience the Nasty Stench of Cities Throughout History at The Atlantic, or check out the details at the SPUR website.