“On certain days in July and August, walking down a New York City block means being assaulted by smells: garbage, sweat, cigarettes, food carts and the hard-to-classify odors that come blasting out of subway grates and building vents. How, we wondered, would a true expert describe the scents of summer in the city? To find out, we took a tour with perfumer Céline Barel, who develops scents for major fragrance companies in Manhattan. The photographer Béatrice de Géa used double exposures to compose this image of the area near City Hall, which Céline described as having a scent of “humidity and sweat.”” By nytimes on Instagram.
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