When journalist Paola Totaro lost her sense of smell, she set out to investigate olfactory impairment. The result, written with her husband Robert Wainwright, is engaging and hopeful
Elliott & Thompson
EARLY in the covid-19 pandemic, London-based reporter Paola Totaro lost her sense of smell. Feeling trapped in a sensory void, she began investigating the mysteries of smell, and the result is the engaging and timely On the Scent, written with her husband, journalist Robert Wainwright.
The pandemic has put a spotlight on olfactory impairment. The coronavirus has affected millions of people’s ability to smell, and the symptom has persisted in …