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Smell & Tell: Smell Expert Shares The Origin & History Of The Controversial Patchouli Aroma

Lisa Barry
Michelle Krell Kydd brings a jar of oolong tea to the WEMU studio.
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Michelle Krell Kydd brings a variety of things to smell to the WEMU studio

When we think about the five senses - sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell - these experiences are different for each of us.

Michelle KrellKydd is a trained "nose" in fragrance and flavors and editor of the blog Glass Petal Smoke.

I spoke to her about an upcoming event she is hosting that focuses on the sometimes controversial aroma of patchouli.

Kydd is holding a "Smell & Tell" this Wednesday at the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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