Also known as the Proustian Experience, the phenomenon describes the evoking of a sudden and involuntary memory from a specific smell, taste, or texture. Smell operates differently to the other senses, working directly on the part of the brain than deals with long-term memories, behaviour, and emotions.

Recognising Autumn as a season abundant with recognisable scents and aromas, Lough Erne Resort has introduced several stimulating seasonal elements to its food, beverage, and spa offerings in a bid to encourage guests to experience their own Proustian moment.

Guests will now be able to indulge their senses, especially their sense of smell, at the 5-star resort through a new Autumn Equinox Wellness Escape package, a new Autumn Afternoon Tea Menu and the new Autumn Menu at The Catalina Restaurant.

Lough Erne Resort’s new seasonal afternoon tea is aimed at awakening its guest’s senses through emotion-stimulating flavours, aromas, and arrangements. Served on Belleek Pottery China, the presentation will see autumnal shades of orange, yellow and brown visible across a variety of the treats, including the red velvet chocolate cake, maple orange bonbon, apple and raisin scones, and rum and banoffee mousse.

From 21st September 2020, both residents and non-residents can enjoy this offering daily from 1pm to 3.30pm for £25 pp.

Autumn Equinox Wellness Escape package, from £205pps, includes an overnight stay in a lakeview room, a yoga class and a seasonal dining experience in The Catalina Restaurant.

The Equinox package will also include a seasonally curated spa experience.  Visitors availing of the package can also experience the outdoors around the resort via the Collop Walk and swim in the infinity pool to complete their wellness journey.

For more information and to book visit: www.lougherneresort.com/autumn-offers.html.

Finally, there’s a new autumn menu in the 3 AA Rosette Catalina Restaurant.  The menu include warm whiskey-infused and cured salmon accompanied by a dill emulsion & Toonsbridge Trout Roe, as well as an autumnal Comber potato soup with Ballylisk Cheese and pomme soufflé.

Joanne Walsh, General Manager at Lough Erne Resort, said: Autumn is a beautifully colourful and aromatic season in Fermanagh, with many local and seasonal products at the resort’s disposal. With our new food and wellness offerings, we would like guests to experience this wonderful season with us, excite their senses and have a wholesome visit to Lough Erne Resort.”

Source: Lough Erne Taps into the Science of Smell with its Autumn Offerings | FFT

Random sensory quotes

I grew up thinking art was pictures until I got into music and found I was an artist and didn’t paint.

— Chuck Berry