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Is your girlfriend a nartjie and your ouma cinnamon? You know the poem. You also know the feeling.

You smell cut grass and you’re transported back to a grim Saturday morning, when teenage you is being forced to get up at an unreasonable hour for chores or whatever other ridiculous activity was in vogue at the time.

This documentary explores the role olfaction (cool word, huh?) plays in our everyday life.

Sommeliers, perfume creators, truffle hunters and other people whose lives and careers are intimately linked to the nose all give their input on how smell affects us.

It’s not overly-science heavy so makes for the perfect evening viewing.

Source: Weekend watching: Hannibal, Empire of Scents and Collateral

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I’m an electronic guy, I’m a freak for electronic music but real instruments, the dynamic range of it, and the emotions, there’s no comparison.

— Armin van Buuren