Full Frontal Nerdity was the finale of The British Library’s Inspiring season of live public events and a collaboration between Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Heritage Smells and Alchemist Dreams.
In the interval between live shows by Festival of the Spoken Nerd the audience were given the chance to try some hands on science experiments by Heritage Smells, based on their research into detecting deterioration in books by analysing their smells.
Based on the same research we developed a liqueur which recreated the smell of gently ageing paper using elderberry, orange, vanilla and a hint of pine. We also created a small artwork for the bar incorporating all of the elements of the flavour and impregnated with the same smell. Smellable art!