Scents of Time

Short film, 2018, in collaboration with Carolina Miztela

The short film "Scents of Time" was produced in collaboration with Carolina Miztela as part of the module "Perfumative". It was broadcast for the first time during the perfume conference at the ZHdK and is available on


The film uses three examples to show how we can remember the past through smells. The starting point for this is a place where all our memories are filled and collected. "Scents of Time" is a journey into the past, a sensual encounter with good and bad memories, all caused by our sense of smell.

Let me immerse myself into the melodies
And colors
Of my childhood
With all its facets in green and grey
Give me once again
The smell of smoke
Which is forever drenching my memory
In happiness
Of fields of grass
Pour in the ache and the tears
And the scent
Of the years in between
About becoming and getting destroyed
Let me once again
Smell the cherries of teenage years
Which are so glossy on my lips
In shades of pink
All pink
Give me back the butterflies
From skin on skin
While getting ripe
Of that fruit you remind me of
Try me once again
And love me endlessly in your arms
Which have the smell of oranges
All over I want to smell like you
And only you

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