In space-travel circles, it’s apparently a well-known fact that the moon smells like gunpowder. And now, that intoxicating aroma can belong to the average Joe Spacelover – thanks to a series of scratch & sniff lunar photographs.
Sue Corke, the person responsible for creating the prints, explains her motivation:
"I like the idea of creating a false memory. Smell, place and memory are very closely linked. No one who sniffs our postcard from the moon is ever likely to go there. Yet now I hope this is a smell, similar to a freshly struck match, which will always remind them of it.”
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