Snare drums! I want to recreate the scent of snare drums – tssss tsssk tsstkaa tsskaa. Pink pepper, white pepper, something metallic and somewhat powdery for sure. Maybe a little Ionone Alpha? Ooh how about some Cashmeran? It’s always smelled “scratchy” to me. I think it would give it a soft grittiness. If only I could find an olfactive way to translate the space that occurs between each snare once one crashes into the other – instantaneously and simultaneously jumping right back off again in a millisecond.
— Dana El Masri, from Reflection Eternal at Odou Magazine. The article won the 2015 UK Jasmine Literary Award for magazines.
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