Fifth Sense’s Duncan Boak and Tom Laughton teamed up with Fragrance Educator Eliza Douglas at the highly successful Festival of the Senses, held at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford on 1st October.
Eliza came equipped with a large selection of different smells, asking the many adults and children there on the day to what feelings and memories they evoked. This was a great way of showing people that their sense of smell can do more for them than they realise. Chewing jelly beans with the nose held helped demonstrate just how much the sense of smell contributes to the flavour of food.
The Fifth Sense team were able to engage with many family parties out for the day, which allowed the children who came along to learn more about their senses of smell and taste and how they use them, which is not something they often get to do at school.
Duncan said: “The event gave us a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to people why smell and taste are important and to highlight the impact of disorders, by uncovering the hidden and often unnoticed role these senses play. We had a great time and hope to be back next year; congratulations to the team at Anglia Ruskin for organising such a great event!”