This tiny museum manages to contain the olfactory history of the world: hundreds of natural essences, raw ingredients and antique tinctures gathered from every corner of the globe, and all available for visitors to smell. [...] Spending an hour in here, which is what one is allotted with the purchase of a $20 ticket, is an emotional journey of inhaling odors that conjure ancient civilizations and one’s own past.
— The New York Times writes about Mandy Aftel's Aftel Archive of Curious Scents in Berkeley. Read more at A Little Cottage Where You Can Smell the Natural History of Perfume.
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