As I have mentioned it before, Lent and Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala come with their own set of aromas, flavors and colors. I can share with you still photos, slide shows, video clips and sounds. However, I can not bring you the smells. As I had said before, the incredible power of the sense of smell can detonate nostalgic memories… if only the scents could be seized as Patrick Süskind suggested in his masterpiece Das Parfum (Perfume). How could one go about imprisoning the mixture of the aromas of copal incense, corozo palms, fireworks, pine needles, moisten saw dust, fresh tropical fruits, palm flower arrangements and sweat into a digital format readily available to download onto your own computer?
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