Open me, smell me

What does Debussy smell like? It might not be something you've had cause to wonder, but it was the burning question when I took my seat to hear the composer's String Quartet in G minor on Saturday. On my seat was a small black box that said "Open Me", and inside the lid another message: "Smell Me". Just sitting and listening to music is so 2013. This was to be a completely multi-sensory experience.

— Lyndsey Winship writes about Bittersuite's synaesthesia-inspired concerts. Read more at Scented scarves, scampering fingers and ice: concerts the immersive way at the Guardian.

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  1. mals86 says:

    Come ONNN. Debussy smells like Apres l’Ondee, obviously.


    • Robin says:

      Close enough…apparently at this concert, Debussy smelled like Parma violets.

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  2. niels91 says:

    Terre d’Hermes! Especially his Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun :)

    • nozknoz says:

      That’s an interesting idea, too!

  3. Merlin says:

    Engulfed Cathedrals would have to be an as yet unmade Comme de Garcons:)

    I enjoyed the comments on that article even more than the article itself!

    • nozknoz says:

      Agree on both counts!

  4. Robin says:

    Thank you all for talking among yourselves, I do not listen to classical music & so no ideas on this subject!

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