A Mission to Capture the Smells of Cities
Southland Institute

Why smell expert Sissel Tolaas is on a mission to capture and replicate the "smellscapes" of cities around the world. If you closed your eyes, could you navigate your city or neighborhood using only your sense of smell? "Yes! And in a very sophisticated way," says Sissel Tolaas, who's been studying smells since the early 1990s.