Envisioning the Olfactory

The cover is by Prashant Miranda and appears as a close up partially covered by the title in one edition

but is more expansive in another edition available from the UK

Like two different states of the same perfume. Suitable for a book whose sections are divided into "Top notes, Middle notes and Dry down."

There is a deftness in the words and their positioning ... the image is allowed to waft before a piquant counter-tone is encountered. Take for instance the beginning and end of "Lessons from the First Anglo-Afghan War"
Yesterday, I could have given you
statistics crisp with freshness
every detail, except for the camel
that carried the eau de cologne.
Ayesha Chatterjee
Bottles and Bones

And so for day 2352