Cecilia Bembibre of University College London is cataloging the scents of old stuff. According to Atlas Obscura, her project “combines chemistry, electronic noses, and centuries-old English manor houses”. Her hope is to create formulas one would be able to follow to reconstruct these scents years down the road.
One scientist’s quest to capture old scents.
Source: Meet the Woman Who Is Preserving the Smell of History | Atlas Obscura