Scentscape 06. 2015 – Singapore
Singapore prefers not to smell, instead it scents.
The city’s warm outdoor streets are redolent with ubiquitous frangipani and jasmine. Whereas interior public spaces tend to be olfactorily-curated to the extent that a local (albeit pungent) fruit, the durian, is forbidden. Commercial environments are frequently scented and carefully designed to demarcate brands in a shopping space.
Sometimes it is hard to imagine the possibility of any perceptible presence of everyday urban smells. Singapore is an island city state with a diversity of cultures, a preoccupation with food and a groundhog day equatorial climate. On what would its ‘citizen sensors’ remark through scentwalking the city?
- A hard life
- Broccoli / deep dark secrets
- Roti prata + curry
- Shisha (an evening scent)
- Herby, minty, bitter, dried
- Salt, sea water & salty air
- Manila rope
- Unpolished wood
- Perfume, floral
- Spicy, smokey, hot Humid
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