FIGURE OUT AROMA
Our world is composed of images, textures, tastes, noises and smells. This is why we have five senses. Using these five senses, or just a combination of some, we are able to define our surroundings. The activity of “Figure out the Aroma” is trickier, as it only authorizes you to use one of them.
This sense is the sense of smell. Our weakest sense. We use this sense differently than other mammals, such as dogs. While some smells can be easily identified, such as lavender or coffee, we humans have trouble coping with a lot of smells. So we usually identify these smells using our other senses. But if you train your sense of smell, it becomes very useful. Some jobs are only based on your nose’s capabilities: perfumer or wine maker to cite a few.
For this activity, the participants are split into small teams, one team member being tested. He or she is blindfolded and has to guess the aroma, while the other try to help him through clues. The tested one will sometimes have difficulty to figure out the aroma, and this create a fun time for the other as they are gently making fun of the tested one.
The main advantage of this activity can probably be found in the fact that it can take place anywhere: in your office, in a venue, outside or inside. It is simple, fun and allow co-workers to spend a nice time together. And maybe, it could be the occasion to learn how to choose a perfume or to figure out if the wine you are having is a good one before even tasting it. So take a deep breath and let’s do this!