It’s generally acknowledged that smell is a potent associative factor for remembering and reliving prior experiences – often more so than audible and visual recollections.
A particular work space, the college dorm room, ones first car, a particular person, an object of importance, a repetitive chore or an action of significance.
Hence, planting a memory seed.
Instead, rarer types of scents would be chosen, ones that typically don’t occur in ones daily life; freshly laid asphalt, busy sawmill, old newspapers and dried seaweed.
Carried around by their owner, broken open at special occasions. For events that are short in durations, perhaps only seconds, worth treasuring with all senses.
*The ‘Single Use Card’ is (to our surprise) very similar to the idea in Charline Ronzon Jaricot's newly released project 'Évanescence’.