Tour this special olfactory apothecary cabinet at the Rijksmuseum

Now that we cannot visit museums physically we can at least take a look behind the scenes. At the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) an 18th century apothecary cabinet still houses seeds, wood and resins in secret drawers and were once used as medicines. Surprisingly, the contents are still fragrant. Caro Verbeek and the Rijksmuseum invited several perfumers to sniff out the odorous resins in the depot.

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