One of the few people who really understands the intersection of language and smell, and what they mean for the truly scientific pursuit of knowledge in a field of study that refuses to submit to objective observation --
Meditations on Scent With Andreas Keller, the Socrates of Smell
Mar 2023, High Snobiety
"It’s very difficult to find a middle ground in talking about smell that conveys what's interesting and fascinating to you in a way that other people can understand,” Keller notes. “The limited vocabulary, the differences in perception between people, the emotional connection to smells… One way is to describe what a smell does to you, how it makes you feel – but that probably tells us more about yourself than about the smell.”
Unrelated image credit: This is not a picture of Andreas Keller, and it's not even a real person, because it's artificially generated. It's a "Rave Party for Jesus Birthday." Also pay artists for their work.