What does the moon smell like? There are only
twelve people who have had the precious opportunity to smell it.
When astronauts re-entered their lunar lander after a moonwalk,
they brought moondust inside with them. It reacted with oxygen in
the lander and gave off a short, but intense, burst of smell.
Although the astronauts brought moondust back to earth, they were
not able to isolate it from the oxygen in the lander. All the
moondust that came to earth is devoid of any scent. We, the
inhabitants of planet earth, can only guess how this scent might
have smelled. The olfactory installation 'Sea of Tranquility' is
the result of a collaboration between French perfume
designer Barnabé Fillion