Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Smell History and Heritage: an online reference tool that allows you to explore the significance of past smells and their continuing value in the present.Read more →
Explore a growing list of entries by subject: from Rosemary and Franckincense to Brewers and Botanists, all bundled in collections of smells, noses, places and/or objects.Browse all →
Odeuropa Smell Explorer
The encyclopedia is enriched with textual and visual references to smells in historical sources via the Odeuropa Smell Explorer. With the help of state of the art AI, the explorer allows you to discover digitised texts in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Slovenian, and Latin, alongside still-lives, landscapes, and portraits from archives and museums across Europe from the 1600s to the 1920s.