Thursday, May 21, 2009

High Tech Groceries

Did you know you have about 350 to 400 sense receptors in your nose, as compared with four in your eyes? That could be one reason why aromas get so deeply ingrained into our memories.

Well, a French fragrance designer has worked for two years developing 23 fragrances that will last for just half an hour ... to be used in conjunction with an orchestra and a "scent opera" called "Green Aria." The concept for all of this has been in the making for at least five years.

I'll give them points for a unique idea on this one. Merging music with aroma will make for one remarkable evening. Or a complete disaster.

How will things turn out? Nobody nose.


The new supermarket near our house uses all the cutting edge grocery technology. There's an automatic mister in the produce section ... but just before it comes on, you hear the low rumble of distant thunder and an aroma like fresh rain fills that corner of the store.

As you approach the dairy case, you hear cows softly lowing and you can smell freshly cut hay.

Down the canned vegetable aisle you can hear a hoe overturning the dirt and smell a good, earthy loam as you gaze at the corn and carrots and beans.

Down the bread aisle you get the aroma of freshly baked bread and can hear the sounds of a bakery hard at work.

I don't buy toilet paper there anymore.

[adapted from Charlie's Chuckles and Net 153s Smile A Day by Mark Raymond]


WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing." (2 Corinthians 2:15)


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