How do you smell session by Karen Timson
Sometimes, the simplest sounding questions are often the hardest to answer, like ‘How do you smell’?
On 6 April, Karen Timson answered that very question through a workshop delivered to twenty-five retired professional and businesswomen at the Towcester & District Group of Probus Global.
Karen, independent perfumer and Fifth Sense Champion, talked about the wonder of our olfactory system and when it goes wrong, particularly following Covid, perfume creation, materials and safe fragrance production. She also shared key messages regarding personal and home safety when experiencing a loss or altered sense of smell or taste.
Karen rounded off with an interactive group activity, the ‘sniff quiz’ in which participants were asked to guess whether the material was synthetic or natural, and what notes could be detected (top, middle or base). This was huge fun with plenty of laughs and some fabulous guesses from the participants.
Thank you to Karen for her time and expertise and to the Probus Global attendees for making this such a successful event and interesting event.
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