Original version with English subtitles
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Can you paint an odour? Are we fully aware of the value of whale excrement? Can a fetus sense odours? How is our sense of smell linked to our emotions? What does outer space smell like? Does the North Atlantic have a scent of its own? Does the smell of saffron make us fall in love? Can we recreate a woman’s post-coital scent? These are some of the questions asked in the fascinating The Empire of Scents, inspired by the book Taste Buds and Molecules: The Art and Science of Food and Wine, by sommelier François Chartier.
Visualized with poetry, creativity and energy by Kim Nguyen (director of the 2014 Oscar®-nominated film Rebelle), the film is also an invitation to discover the secrets of one of our more mysterious, powerful and essential senses.