Wednesday, April 04, 2007
The sense of smell
The headline says it all: Joan of Arc's relics exposed as forgery. But there are some quite amazing details too, involving (among other things) a cat femur, pollen analysis and "leading 'noses' of the perfume industry: Sylvaine Delacourte from Guerlain, and Jean-Michel Duriez from Jean Patou." Check it out (thanks to Maxine for the excellent link).