The Olfactory Experience of Early Modern Perfumed Gloves


Fig. 1: Students experimenting with sixteenth-century recipes. ©Stefan Hanß

Dr Stefan Hanß writes about the meanings of scent on early modern gloves and hands, along with his experiments into remaking early modern perfumes. In the meantime, further such remaking experiments took place at the University of Manchester where third-year students squeeze citrus fruits, grind chalk, and grate a yellowish gum taken from the mastic tree in Greece (Fig. 1). Studying the material and olfactory world of Reformation Germany can be a real hands-on experience! Read more here.

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