Combine your senses at Ann Arbor District Library for Smell & Tell inspired by Helen Keller
ANN ARBOR – Join scent expert Michelle Krell Kydd at the Ann Arbor District Library’s Pittsfield Branch on Dec. 18 for a one-of-a-kind Smell & Tell inspired by Helen Keller. During her lifetime, Keller, the American deaf-blind lecturer, author and activist, utilized her senses that were still intact to the fullest, including her sense of smell. In 1950, Keller attended a smelling session with perfumer Michel Pasquier in Westport, Connecticut, in which she and a small group of women were tasked with identifying which flower inspired eight different unidentified perfumes. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and lasts just over two hours. Just bring yourself, and a curious nose and mind.
Experience the smell of mummies at Ann Arbor District Library
ANN ARBOR - Before you say "gross" -- it's not what you think. Kydd recently sniffed mummies in the basement of the University of Michigan's Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and came to this conclusion: "Mummies don't smell like decomposition, but they don't smell like Chanel No. About Smell & TellThe Smell & Tell series explores the art + science connection in flavors and fragrance. The Smell & Tell series celebrates its seventh anniversary year at the Ann Arbor District Library and is ongoing. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Seasonal gin Taste & Tell coming to Ann Arbor Distilling Company Sept. 18
ANN ARBOR - Is it just us, or has gin made a major comeback? The Ann Arbor Distilling Company has made its mark in town with its seasonal gins inspired by the local landscape. Flavor and fragrance expect Michelle Krell Kydd is combining forces with A2DC for a one-of-a-kind Taste & Tell event to explore what goes into crafting artisanal gins. Taste & Tell events that take place at local eating and drinking establishments are sponsored by AADL. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.