If Dalí painted melting clocks with these same landscapes in the background, then Mr. Collado has made the scent of this scenery his subject. He harvests rockrose, a Mediterranean shrub with evergreen leaves and white petals. He makes a tincture out of sea fennel, an edible plant that has a salty tang recalling the ocean.
He mixes these and other scents together to produce Cala, a fragrance he sells.
— Ernesto Collado leads smelling tours in Catalonia and sells his own creations at Bravanariz. Read more in Fragrance Maker Dares to Sniff ‘What Life Really Smells Like’ at The New York Times.